Geoffrey Gresh ’02 is an Associate Professor of International Relations at National Defense University in Washington, DC. He is a proud double major in History and French from Lafayette where he wrote his honors thesis on the late 19th century bankruptcy of the Ottoman Empire with Professors Fix, Weiner, and Peleg. He remains deeply indebted to and appreciative of the Lafayette history department. After Lafayette, Geoffrey was awarded a Presidential Scholarship at the American University in Cairo, Egypt and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Istanbul, Turkey. He received a Ph.D. in International Relations and MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Most recently, Geoffrey was named as a U.S.-Japan Foundation Leadership Fellow, an Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies at King’s College in London, and as a term member to the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing (Stanford University Press) and the forthcoming To Rule Eurasia’s Waves: The New Great Power Competition at Sea (Yale University Press). Geoffrey’s research has also appeared in the World Affairs JournalForeign Policy, and several first-tier specialist journals.