Naval Power: The British way of war

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23 November 2021 at 18:00 19:30 GMT

Join Prof. Andrew Lambert, Prof. Alessio Patalano, James Rogers and Capt. Dr Kevin Rowlands as they discuss the British way of war

About this event

The Council on Geostrategy is delighted to host an event to mark the launch of the newest book The British Way of War by Prof. Andrew Lambert. In this book, the leading historian Andrew Lambert shows how, as a lawyer, civilian, and Liberal, Julian Corbett (1854-1922) brought a new level of logic, advocacy, and intellectual precision to the development of strategy.

Corbett skillfully integrated classical strategic theory, British history, and emerging trends in technology, geopolitics, and conflict to prepare the British state for war. He emphasised that strategy is a unique national construct, rather than a set of universal principles, and recognised the importance of domestic social reform and the evolving British Commonwealth.

To celebrate the launch, this panel discussion will explore the topic of the book and spark a wider conversation about British naval power. Join our panel of Prof. Andrew Lambert, Prof. Alessio Patalano, James Rogers, and Capt. Dr Kevin Rowlands, moderated by Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė, as they discuss naval power in the context of this exciting new book.


Prof. Andrew Lambert

  • Laughton Professor in Naval History, King’s College, London
  • Member, Advisory Council, Council on Geostrategy

Prof. Alessio Patalano

  • Professor of War and Strategy in East Asia, King’s College London

James Rogers

  • Co-founder and Director of Research, Council on Geostrategy

Capt. Dr Kevin Rowlands

  • Director, Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre


Viktorija Starych-Samuolienė

  • Co-founder and Director of Strategy, Council on Geostrategy


This event will be hosted online using Zoom.