Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Editor-at-Large of “The American Interest”. He is the author of the “Via Meadia” blog at, where he writes regular essays on international affairs, politics and culture. Walter R. Mead was a Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations between 1997 and 2010, serving as the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for US Foreign Policy from 2003 until his departure. He received the Lionel Gelber Award for best book in English on international relations in 2002. He is a Board Member of Directors of the New America Foundation and of the advisory board of “New Perspectives Quarterly”. He is the Project Director for Study Group on History of US Foreign Policy and Independent Task Force on US’ Cuban Relations in the 21st Century.