|Organisation: War Studies Department, King's College, London |
Position: Vice-Principal and Professor
| Speaking in: Fifth Week, Michaelmas 2005 |
Speaking on: Can a 'War on Terror' Be Won?
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Sir Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College, London since 1982. He has recently been appointed to the position of Vice Principal (Research) at King's, having previously been Head of the School of Social Science and Public Policy.
He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE in 1996, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. He was awarded the KCMG in 2003.
Professor Freedman has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security issues. His most recent books include an Adelphi Paper on The Revolution in Strategic Affairs, edited books on Strategic Coercion and terrorism, an illustrated book on The Cold War, a collection of essays on British defence policy and Kennedy's Wars that covers the major crises of the early 1960s over Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam. A book on deterrence has just been published.
His wife Judith is Professor of Tax Law at Oxford University. They have two children, Sam and Ruth.
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