Dr. Ronald Granieri
About Dr. Ronald Granieri - Speaker on Geopolitics & Transatlantic Relations:
Dr. Ronald Granieri is Director of Research and Lecturer in History at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is also Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, where he is Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of FPRI’s monthly interview program Geopolitics with Granieri.
A graduate of Harvard University who received his PhD in History from the University of Chicago, Dr. Granieri is a specialist in the history and current state of European and German politics and diplomacy as well as transatlantic relations. He is the author of The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966 (Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2003) as well as numerous articles on European History, European-American Relations, the Cold War, and contemporary politics. He is the editor of FPRI’s web journal of politics and culture, The American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull, where his recent essays have discussed, among other things, the potential impact of Brexit on the Atlantic Community, the historical implications of American Exceptionalism, and the political/historical legacy of Alexander Hamilton.
Dr. Granieri has also worked as a Contract Historian for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office, researching the tenure of Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger during the Reagan Administration for the Secretaries of Defense Historical Series.
An award-winning professor at the graduate and undergraduate level, he has taught at Penn, Syracuse, Temple, and Furman Universities, as well as the University of Tübingen in Germany. In his current position at the Lauder Institute, he regularly teaches courses on Modern European History and Contemporary International Affairs. At FPRI, he is a popular lecturer on current affairs and a sought-after moderator for panel discussions and round-tables.
His fellowships have included a Research Fellowship and a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as membership in the American Council on Germany's Young Leader Program.
What Dr. Ronald Granieri Talks About:
What is Geopolitics?
Presenting Geopolitics as a way of looking at the world, and placing this particular approach—which views international relations through the lens of geography, history, and culture—in its own broader context, to help audiences better understand current affairs.
Where is Europe? The Geopolitics of European Integration
Contextualizing the current crises of the European Union by examining both the historical impulses behind European integration and the most important watersheds in the development of both the EU’s institutions and Europe’s relations with the wider global community.
Allies and Other Strangers: The United States and Europe
Examining the past, present, and future of the transatlantic relationship by considering both the deep connections between Europe and the United States and the sometimes intense misunderstandings and conflicts among long-term allies.
Cold Wars Old and New
Offering a geopolitical analysis of the Cold War era and its echoes in contemporary political conflicts between the United States and Russia, with Europe still caught between these two continental powers.