Moderator: William C. Martel
William C. Martel is Associate Professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. His research and teaching interests are in international security and public policy, including the role of the National Security Council and the interagency process in policymaking. He received his doctorate in international relations from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Formerly a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College, he earlier served on the professional staff of the RAND Corporation in Washington.
The author of numerous books and scholarly articles, his book, Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), received critical acclaim. His most recent publications include Victory in War: Foundations of Strategy, expanded and revised edition (Cambridge, 2011), “A Strategy for Victory and Implications for Policy” (Orbis, 2008), and “Grand Strategy of ‘Restrainment’, (Orbis 2010). Martel is the Principal Investigator on joint Fletcher School- MIT Lincoln Laboratory studies on formulating a code of conduct for space and cyber, Academic Director for the Fletcher Summer Institute on the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict, and lectures on national security to government agencies and Fortune 100 companies.