U.S. Naval War College Professor Timothy Hoyt, PhD, was the guest lecturer at the ninth Newport Lecture Series of the 2020-2021 academic year, hosted by the Naval War College Foundation. Dr. Hoyt’s lecture, “Thinking About Great Power Competition,” provided a construct from which to consider what constitutes a Great Power Competition, what factors influence it and what we can learn from past examples.
Timothy D. Hoyt is Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College, where he has taught in residence since 2002. He is currently serving as John Nicholas Brown Chair of Counterterrorism, and is also the Academic Director and Senior Mentor for the Advanced Strategy Program. Dr. Hoyt previously served as co-chair of the Indian Ocean Regional Studies Group.
Prior to coming to Naval War College, he taught for the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, as well as teaching for the Naval War College Distance Education Program at the Pentagon. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Swarthmore College, double majoring in Political Science and History, with minors in religion and music. He received a Master of Arts in International Relations and International Economics, as well as a Ph.D. in International Relations and Strategic Studies, from The Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Dr. Hoyt has taught on counter-terrorism issues at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and lectured on strategy, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, regional security, and naval issues at universities, think tanks, and military colleges in the US, UK, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, China, Australia, and India. He will be the final speaker at a conference on the Irish War of Independence sponsored by the Irish Defence Forces and the Military History Society of Ireland in July.
The lecture is now available for replay and the slides from the presentation are also available for reference: Thinking About Great Power Competition.