Matthew Specter


Associate Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain

Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2013)


Wilhelm Grewe: Envisioning World Order in the 1930s and 1940s

Wilhelm Grewe (1911-2000) – one of the most important diplomats in West German history, and the author of an internationally acclaimed history of  international law –  has not yet been studied by historians. In my current project, I examine the convergences between his life and thought and that of two other prominent exemplars of mid-century foreign policy realism in the Atlantic world: Carl Schmitt and Hans Morgenthau.