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
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.