Harvard University Professor Joseph Nye is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense and chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council. Joseph has also been a faculty member at Harvard since 1964.
On top of his many government positions, Joseph has received numerous awards and medals of recognition. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a foreign fellow of The British Academy. In 2011, Foreign Policy magazine named him on its list of top global thinkers
Joseph has also found time to be a prolific writer, authoring well over a dozen books, including most notably Soft Power, in which he outlines his theory of Soft Power - a term that Joseph coined. His most recent book, Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump, argues that ultimately foriegn policy must be decided by pragmaticism and not morality.