Women and Statecraft History: A Compilation of Personal Essays by Women Historians
December 1, 2020
Today’s leadership challenges in the face of immense change and looming great power competition belie the notions that diplomatic and military history have been well-enough studied and that there is nothing left for practitioners to learn. The world needs a new and diverse generation of scholar-practitioners whose reinterpretations of the history of statecraft can guide us through the next several decades of international relations.
The CSIS Project on History and Strategy is pleased to present Women and Statecraft History, a compilation of personal essays by women who have made careers out of studying and applying military and diplomatic history. The search for history’s answers and their implications for tomorrow have led our contributors across the globe and into the highest councils of government. Each remembers her key mentors and the impact they had, whether by asking important questions, encouraging academic pursuits, and modeling female excellence. We hope the experiences shared in these pages provide similar inspiration and validation for all young people interested in employing history to inform policy and educate future public servants and leaders.
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