Joseph Nye

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Birthday
19, 1937
Birthplace
New Jersey
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Birthday
19, 1937 (age 83)
Birthplace
New Jersey

About

A prominent political scientist and the one-time Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he laid out his theory of neoliberalism in his 1977 book, Power and Interdependence. His other published works include Nuclear Ethics (1986) and The Paradox of American Power (2002).

Before Fame

During his time at Princeton University, he wrote for The Daily Princetonian. He later attended Oxford University and ultimately received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard.

Trivia

He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense under the Clinton administration.

Family Life

He grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. With his wife, Molly, he had three sons.

Associated With

His notion of "Smart Power" was made popular during the presidency of Barack Obama.