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Nye presented honorary degree from King’s College London

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Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former dean of the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), has been named honorary doctor of social science at King’s College London. The Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at KSG, Nye became the first person to ever receive an honorary degree from the college this past February on the occasion of his delivery of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives annual lecture at the college.

Sir Lawrence Freedman, professor of war studies at King’s College, presented the award to Nye, commenting, “Joseph Nye is widely recognized as one of the foremost liberal thinkers on foreign policy, and in 2005 he was voted one of the 10 most influential scholars of international relations.” Freedman also noted Nye’s innovative development of neoliberalism in international relations theory and the concepts of asymmetrical and complex interdependence.