Sir Lawrence Freedman will deliver the Fourth Annual Paul Y. Hammond Memorial Lecture, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The event is sponsored by the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. The time and location of the event is to be determined.
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College London since 1982, and Vice-Principal since 2003. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford. Before joining King's, Professor Freedman held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1996. He was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997.
Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman was awarded the KCMG (Knight Commander of St Michael and St George) in 2003, and appointed in June 2009 to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War.