Graham T. Allison

American political scientist (1940-)

Graham Tillett Allison Jr. (born March 23, 1940) is an American political scientist and educator. He is a professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Graham Allison
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Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
In office
June 1, 1995 – July 1, 2017
Succeeded byAsh Carter
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Plans
In office
August 6, 1993 – March 15, 1994
PresidentBill Clinton
Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government
In office
June 1, 1977 – May 30, 1989
Preceded byDon K. Price
Succeeded byRobert D. Putnam
Personal details
Graham Tillett Allison Jr.

(1940-03-23) March 23, 1940 (age 82)
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Spouse(s)Liz Allison
EducationDavidson College
Harvard University (BA)
Hertford College, Oxford (BA, MA)
Harvard University (PhD)

His book Remaking Foreign Policy: The Organizational Connection was published in 1976. He had some influence on the foreign policy of the administration of President Jimmy Carter who took office in early 1977.

Since the 1970s, Allison has also been a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy, with a special interest in nuclear weapons and terrorism.[1]


  1. "Graham Allison". Retrieved 2018-05-23.

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