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Graham Allison

Douglas Dillon Professor of Government
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Allison, Graham. "Preventing Nuclear War: Schelling's Strategies." Negotiation Journal (Summer 2018).


I am indebted to Tom Schelling in many more ways than I can ever say. I had the great fortune to know him as an author, teacher, mentor, senior colleague, and, when I became dean of what was to become the Harvard Kennedy School, as an employee–at least that is what it said on the organization chart. Most valuably, he was a friend. In this essay, I will focus on Thomas Schelling, the thinker and author whose writings remain for all of us to read and re-read today and whose insights continue to clarify current challenges.