Virtual Book Club: Robert D. Kaplan’s “The Revenge of Geography”

kaplan-imageOn January 23, at 5:30 pm ET, the Fletcher School will be hosting best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan for discussion on his latest book, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate.

The global Fletcher network is invited to join in. Here’s how:

  1. Bookmark this page for the live stream of the event to be held in ASEAN auditorium.
  2. Pick up or download a copy of The Revenge of Geography from your favorite bookstore or library and START READING!
  3. Join us here at 5:30 pm ET on Thursday, January 23, 2014 to watch the live stream and participate in the live online discussion via social media.
  4. Submit your questions for Robert Kaplan via Twitter using the hashtag #FletcherReads. Follow the discussion on January 23 via @Fletcher_Live and #FletcherReads, where some of these questions will be answered! You can also submit questions to

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. He is the author of 14 books on foreign affairs and travel, including “The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate,” “Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power,” “Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History,” and “Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos.”

He has been a foreign correspondent for “The Atlantic” for nearly three decades. In 2011 and 2012 he was named by “Foreign Policy” magazine as one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”

From 2009 to 2011 Kaplan served on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Since 2008 he has been a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington. From 2006 to 2008 he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis.


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