Arthur I. Cyr is the director of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage, a first-class learning facility that prepares students for business leadership in our global economy. Prior to coming to Carthage, he served as president of the Chicago World Trade Center Association, the vice president of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, a faculty member and administrator at the University of California-Los Angeles, and an executive at the Ford Foundation in the International and Education Divisions.
He is the author of four books on international relations and British politics: After the Cold War — American Foreign Policy, Europe and Asia (Macmillan/Palgrave and New York University Press, 1997; revised edition 2000, translated into Korean by Oruem Publishing); Liberal Politics in Britain (John Calder Ltd. and Transaction Press, 1977; revised edition 1988); U.S. Foreign Policy and European Security (Macmillan and St. Martin's, 1987); and British Foreign Policy and the Atlantic Area: The Techniques of Accommodation (Macmillan, 1979). He also authored the monograph Taiwan: The Commercial State (Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Law, 2003; revised edition 2005).
His articles have appeared in professional journals and the popular press, including Albion, Armed Forces and Society, The Atlantic Community Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Defence Systems, International Affairs, National Strategy Forum Review, Orbis, Parliamentary Affairs, Perceptions, Policy Sciences, Political Science Quarterly, RUSI Journal, and Society. He has also written for the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, The China Post, Financial Times, JoongAng Daily (Korea), The Korea Times, Los Angeles Times, Macau Closer (China), Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Stars and Stripes, The Wall Street Journal, and other newspapers. He is currently a columnist for Scripps Howard News Service.
Professor Cyr is a board member of the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI), the Chiwaukee Academy, the Institute of World Affairs in Milwaukee, Real Racine, and the Racine YMCA Youth Leadership Program. He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, member of the Century Association and the Council on Foreign Relations, the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Dr. Cyr served in the U.S. Army reserves and on active duty as an officer in military intelligence.
He is a 1966 graduate of UCLA and received a Ph.D. with distinction in political science from Harvard University in 1971. At Harvard, he was a Frank Knox fellow in England, an NDEA Title IV fellow, and a teaching fellow.
He is the father of Jay, Tom, and David.
He joined the Carthage faculty in 1998.
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