James Kraska

Chairman & Howard S. Levie Professor in the Stockton Center for International Law at the US Naval War College

    James Kraska is Chairman and Howard S. Levie Professor in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he was John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization in 2017. He is also Distinguished Fellow at the Law of the Sea Institute, University of California Berkeley School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Center for Oceans Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law, Honorary Visiting Professor of Law at Gujarat National Law University, and a Lifetime Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

    Previously he was Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University and Office of the Chief of Naval Research Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including Maritime Power and Law of the Sea (Oxford), which won the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement; Arctic Security in an Age of Climate Change (Cambridge); and The Free Sea: The American Fight for Freedom of Navigation (with Raul Pedrozo, Naval Institute). Professor Kraska served as an officer and lawyer in the U.S. Navy, where he was Director of International Negotiations on The Joint Staff.