Kissinger Visiting Scholars

Predoctoral Fellows

Predoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must be enrolled in a PhD program, have completed all coursework, and be working on a PhD dissertation focused on the role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy.

Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships are awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale. They pursue original research for academic publication using these sources. Learn more

 

 

2017 Fellow

Michael de Groot

Michael de Groot is the Henry A. Kissinger Predoctoral Fellow at Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy as well as a National Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation. He is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Virginia with special interests in diplomacy, international economic affairs, and globalization. Drawing on archival research across the United States and Europe, his dissertation examines the global economic disruptions of the 1970s and the challenges and opportunities they posed to policymakers on both sides of the Iron Curtain. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Kissinger Visiting Scholars must have completed their PhD degree to begin the fellowship. Kissinger Visiting Scholars use the time to conduct original research and write manuscripts for publication, focused on the role of the United States in the conduct of statecraft, diplomacy, and grand strategy.

Kissinger Visiting Scholars fellowships are awarded to candidates with outstanding proposals that require access to the Henry A. Kissinger Papers or other archival holdings related to American diplomacy at Yale. They work with an active academic community of post-doctoral associate fellows and pre-doctoral fellows, as well as Yale faculty in history, political science, and other disciplines. Learn more

 

 

2017 Fellow

John Maurer

John Maurer is the Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. His dissertation and book project focus on the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) in the Nixon Administration, drawing on the Kissinger Papers at Yale to examine how academic ideas on the nature and purpose of arms control shaped U.S. arms control policy. He is more broadly interested in questions of strategy, security, technology, and arms control, as well as the relationship of scientific and social scientific research to politics. John has a BS in international politics from Georgetown University, as well as a PhD in the history of U.S. foreign relations. He has also worked as a research assistant and analyst for the Long-Term Strategy Group, studying the future of great-power competition and war.