Paul Bracken

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Paul Bracken is a professor of political science and business at Yale University. Professor Bracken grew up in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree from Columbia University in 1971 and his PhD in Operations Research in 1982 from Yale University.[1][2]

Bracken is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel, co-chairs the Board of Advisors of the Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Naval War College, and advises other parts of the United States government and National Academy of Sciences Task Forces. Prior to joining Yale, he was on the senior staff of the Hudson Institute for 10 years, where he led the management consulting arm of the institute. At Yale he is a Fellow of Silliman College and a member of the Elizabethan Club. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with his wife, Nanette, an attorney. He enjoys golf, dude ranching and ham radio (K3SOC).

Bracken teaches a large course in Yale College on Strategy, Technology and War, and in the School of Management he teaches a popular course on Business, Government and Globalization, which examines the changing structure of global business. He also teaches the new SOM course on Problem Framing, the required course on integrated management thinking for all entering MBA students. His research concerns international relations, national security, and the multinational corporation.

In 2012 The Princeton Review named Bracken one of the 300 “best professors” in the United States. Professors were selected based on qualitative and quantitative data from survey findings and based upon high praise from the undergraduate students they teach. http://www.princetonreview.com/best-professors.aspx

Bracken is also considered a respected thought leader in global competition and the strategic application of technology in business and defense.[3][4][5] His research and teaching focus on solutions for senior management as it deals with changing strategic developments under conditions of intense uncertainty.

Selected works[edit]

Books
  • The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics, Times Books, 2012
  • Strategic Foresight: A Practical Guide to Scenarios and Alternative Futures in Business, forthcoming
  • Managing Strategic Surprise: Lessons from Risk Assessment and Risk Management (with I. Bremmer and D. Gordon, ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2008
  • Fire in the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age, HarperCollins, 1999
  • The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces, Yale University Press, 1983
Articles
  • "Managing to Fail, Why Strategy is Disjointed," The American Interest, Fall, 2007
  • "Financial Warfare" Orbis, Fall 2007
  • "Net Assessment: A Practical Guide" Parameters, Spring 2006
  • "Business War Gaming" Scenario & Strategy Planning, 2001

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yale School of Management - Faculty - Paul Bracken
  2. ^ Yale > Political Science > Faculty and staff
  3. ^ Strategic Foresight: A Practical Guide to Scenarios and Alternative Futures in Business
  4. ^ Managing Strategic Surprise: Lessons from Risk Assessment and Risk Management (with I. Bremmer and D. Gordon, ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2008
  5. ^ "Managing to Fail, Why Strategy is Disjointed," The American Interest, Fall 2007

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