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Francis Gavin

  • Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
  • Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor



  • School of Advanced International Studies
  • Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs

Francis J. Gavin is an expert in American foreign policy, statecraft, and nuclear proliferation, with a focus on Europe. He has studied contemporary nuclear policy and the ways U.S. policy priorities have remained intact.

Gavin's writings include "Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971" and "Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age." In 2020, he wrote "Nuclear Weapons and American Grand Strategy," to offer insights for students, scholars, and others interested in both the history and future of nuclear danger.

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