Sean Case is a Henry A. Kissinger Visiting Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow with International Security Studies at Yale University. He is an interdisciplinary scholar who bridges modern American political and intellectual history and international relations. Sean’s current project traces the transfer of American geopolitical thinking from military intellectuals in the interwar period to university defense intellectuals in the early Cold War. These individuals constituted a “strategic field” animated by the balance of power ideology, which guided their discussions as they agreed on the U.S. assuming responsibilities to guarantee international order and stability from the British Empire following the Second World War.

Prior to his arrival at Yale, Sean received his PhD in American Studies from Boston University in 2023. He previously served for approximately twelve years as a United States Army officer with the key assignments of Deputy Chief of Plans for Combined Joint Task Force-82’s CJ5 Strategy, Plans, and Policy during Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Instructor and Assistant Professor of English at the United States Military Academy at West Point.