Hall Gardner


Hall Gardner is professor and chair of the Department of International Affairs and Politics at the American University of Paris. He completed both his M.A. (1982) and PhD. (1987) at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He taught at the Johns Hopkins-SAIS-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (1988-89) and at Johns Hopkins SAIS-Washington (1989-90) before coming to the American University of Paris in 1990.

With a focus on preventing major power conflict, his publications include, Dangerous Crossroads : Europe, Russia and the Future of NATO (Westport, CT : Praeger, 1997) ; Surviving the Millennium : American Global Strategy, the Collapse of the Soviet Empire, and the Question of Peace (Westport, CT : Praeger, 1994). He is editor of, and contributor to, NATO and the European Union : New World, New Europe, New Threats (Ashgate, 2004) ; The New Transatlantic Agenda : Facing the Challenges of Global Governance (London : Ashgate, September 2001) ; and Central and Southeastern Europe in Transition : Perspectives on Success and Failure (Westport, CT : Praeger, 2000)

He spoke at the NATO 50th Anniversary Academic Conference held in Brussels and Bonn in May 1999 and at the Atlantic Council conference held in Slovenia in October 2001. He organized (and spoke at) the conference NATO and the European Union : New World, New Europe, New Threats held at the French Senate in December 2001. He was invited by Mikhail Gorbachev to speak on the topic "Transcending the New Global Disequilibrium" at the World Political Forum (founded by Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton and the former president of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso) held in Torino, Italy, in October 2003. Excerpts from his speech appear in Agenda 2003, published by The World Political Forum and in the WPF documents area, http://www.theworldpoliticalforum.org /b1.php ?id=9. He organized the Second Annual Presidential Conference of the American University of Paris, held at UNESCO, May 26, 2004, and spoke on the topic, "From the Egyptian Crisis of 1882 to Iraq of 2003 : Alliance Ramification of the British and American Bids for World Hegemony."