Nathan Finney

Nathan K. Finney is an officer in the U.S. Army, currently serving as a Goodpaster Scholar and a PhD Candidate in history at Duke University. His dissertation, titled "'All War Arrangements are but Schools in Patience': The North Carolina Council of Defense and the Associational State, 1916-1919," analyzes civil-military, political-economic, and social aspects of mobilization for the First World War and their impacts on American Political Development.

He is the co-editor and an author of Redefining the Modern Military: The Intersection of Profession and Ethics and the editor and an author of On Strategy: A Primer. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; the graduate student representative of the Society for Military History; a former term member at the Council on Foreign Relations; a former board member of the Army Strategist Association; a former Non-Resident Fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point; the creator, co-founder, and first Executive Director of the non-profit organization The Strategy Bridge; a founder and former board member of the Military Writers Guild; founder and first Managing Director of the Military Fellowship at the Project on International Peace & Security; a member of Infinity Journal's Editorial Advisory Board; and a founding board member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

Nathan holds a master degree in History from Duke University, masters degrees in Public Administration from Harvard University and the University of Kansas, and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.  

You can find Nate on Twitter @NKFinney.

Current Research Interests

First World War
Military Expansion
U.S. Foreign Policy
Organizational Change

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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