Dr. Brian Arendt earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, an M.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University. His major research interest is the history of East Asian international relations and interwar China. His courses focus on Asian history and politics, the interaction of politics and culture, and naval security.
Dr. C. Dale Walton is program chair and associate professor of International Relations at Lindenwood, as well as a senior research fellow with the John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise. Prior to coming to Lindenwood, he taught at the University of Reading (UK) and Missouri State University. Dr. Walton has published three monographs: Grand Strategy and the Presidency: Foreign Policy, War, and the American Role in the World (2012); Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Twenty-first Century: Multipolarity and the Revolution in Strategic Perspective (2007); and The Myth of Inevitable U.S. Defeat in Vietnam (2002). He also is one of the co-authors of Understanding Modern Strategy, 2nd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His academic interests include strategic theory and history, great power politics, and the future of US domestic governance and foreign policy.