Alan K. Henrikson

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Professor Alan K. Henrikson "is Director of The Fletcher Roundtable on a New World Order, an international discussion and research initiative of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he teaches American diplomatic history, contemporary U.S.-European relations, political geography, and diplomacy. In November 2005 he was Visiting Professor at the European Commission in Brussels where he taught a course on American Foreign Policy Making. During the Spring of 2003 he was Fulbright/Diplomatic Academy Visiting Professor of International Relations at the Diplomatische Akademie in Vienna. He has been an Associate and a Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where he also has served as Counselor on Canadian Affairs. During 1986-1987 he was Lloyd I. Miller Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History and Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for the Study of Foreign Affairs in the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State in Washington. He also has been a Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Defence Studies in Tokyo and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Visiting Professor of Diplomatic History at the China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing.

"He has written widely on the history and current problems of U.S. foreign policy, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S.-European Union relations, the Nordic/Arctic area, Canadian-U.S.-Mexican continental integration, the diplomacy of Caribbean island and also other smaller countries, the geostrategic "mental maps" of American foreign policy makers, and the emergence of "consensus" from multilateral diplomacy and international organization -- the subject of his Negotiating World Order: The Artisanship and Architecture of Global Diplomacy.

"Alan Henrikson received A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees in History from Harvard University where he was a Harvard National Scholar and a Danforth Graduate Fellow. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Oxford, where he read Philosophy-Politics-and-Economics (P.-P.-E.) at Balliol College as a Rhodes Scholar. He studied as well at the International Summer School of the University of Oslo in Norway.

"He is past President of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) and currently is a member of the National Council of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). He also has served as a Vice President of the World Affairs Council of Boston. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Global Integrity, accessed May 18, 2010.