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2014 Keogh Chair - Eliot Cohen

Professor Eliot Cohen was appointed as the inaugural E.G. Keogh Chair in Land Warfare Studies for 2014; with the objective to invigorate Army’s intellectual and research capability.


On 13 August 2014, Professor Eliot Cohen delivered the inaugral Keogh Oration The Strategic Utility of Land Power to a distinguished audience at the Lowy Institute in Sydney.

Professor Eliot Cohen also delivered the keynote address The Strategic Utility of Land Power for a Chief of Army Seminar. The video and transcript for this presentation are available below. This seminar was one of a number of presentations Professor Cohen delivered as the Army’s E.G. Keogh Chair for a range of audiences; including the Australian Defence College, the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and to serving members of the 3rd Brigade in Townsville .

Professor Cohen is currently the Robert E. Osgood Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies where he directs the strategic studies program. He has previously lectured at Harvard University and the Naval War College, and held key advisor positions within the Office of the Secretary of Defence and Department of State.

Professor Cohen has authored and been the co-author of a number of books notably: Conquered Into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles Along the Great Warpath that Made the American Way of War (2011), and Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (2002).