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Dr. Sebastian Bruns (McCain-Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence)

Dr. Sebastian Bruns is the inaugural McCain Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the Political Science Department, United States Naval Academy. The program was created by Congress to bring mid-career international academics to USNA to teach classes on subjects pertaining to their regional background. Scholars will also practice outreach to D.C. area think tanks and military higher education institutions around the country. Before coming to the U.S., Sebastian - who hails from Germany - directed the Center for Maritime Strategy and Security (CMSS) at the Institute for Security Policy, Kiel University (ISPK), continental Europe's only think tank for seapower. He also founded and chaired the Kiel Seapower Series. His dissertation examined the evolution of the U.S. Navy strategy, 1981-2016 and was published by Routledge (US Naval Strategy and American National Security. London: 2018). He is co-editor of several books, including Conceptualizing Maritime & Naval Strategy. Festschrift for Peter M. Swartz, Captain (US Navy), retired. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2020 (with Sarandis Papadopoulos), Maritime Security in the Eastern Mediterranean. Kiel International Seapower Symposium 2017. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 2018 (with Jeremy Stoehs), and the Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security. London: Routledge 2016 (with Joachim Krause. Before coming to Kiel, Sebastian Bruns served on the staff of then-Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) on Capitol Hill, handling the Congressman`s legislative defense and military portfolio (2010-2011). Sebastian is an avid fan of soccer, "The Simpsons", the music of Dire Straits, hiking, photography and road biking. 
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