Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King’s College London from 1982 to 2014 and Vice-Principal from 2003 to 2013. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York, and Oxford. Before joining King’s, he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997. He was appointed in June 2009 to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War, which reported in July 2016. He has written widely on nuclear strategy and defense issues and is the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Strategy: A History (2015) and The Future of War: A History (2017).