Arthur I. Cyr is the director of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage, a first-class learning facility that prepares students for leadership in our global economy and society. Prior to coming to Carthage, he served as president of the Chicago World Trade Center Association, the vice president of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, a faculty member and administrator at the University of California-Los Angeles, and an executive at the Ford Foundation in the International and Education Divisions.
He is the author of four books on international relations and British politics: After the Cold War — American Foreign Policy, Europe and Asia (Macmillan/Palgrave and New York University Press, 1997; revised edition 2000, translated into Korean by Oruem Publishing); Liberal Politics in Britain (John Calder Ltd. and Transaction Press, 1977; revised edition 1988); U.S. Foreign Policy and European Security (Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 1987); and British Foreign Policy and the Atlantic Area: The Techniques of Accommodation (Macmillan, 1979). He also authored the monograph Taiwan: The Commercial State (Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Law, 2003; revised edition 2005).
His articles have appeared in professional journals and the popular press, including Albion, Armed Forces and Society, The Atlantic Community Quarterly, Catholic Journal, Comparative Politics, Defence Systems, Infantry, International Affairs, The Journal of Military History, The Midwest Quarterly, New Outlook, Orbis, Parliamentary Affairs, Parameters U.S. Army War College, Perceptions, Policy Sciences, Political Science Quarterly, The Presbyterian Outlook,The Ripon Forum, RUSI Journal, Society, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, War in History, World Affairs and others. He has also written for the Abilene Reporter-News, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald (Chicago Suburbs), Deseret News (Salt Lake City), Financial Times, Gary Post-Tribune, Janesville Gazette, Kenosha News, The Korea Times, Lake County News-Sun (Chicago Suburbs), Los Angeles Times, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Northwest Indiana Times, The Providence Journal, The Racine Journal Times,The Seattle Times, Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Stars and Stripes, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and others. He writes a weekly column for Gannett.
Professor Cyr is a board member of the Japan America Society of Chicago, Real Racine, and the Racine YMCA Youth Leadership Program. He is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, member of the Century Association and the Council on Foreign Relations, the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). Dr. Cyr served in the U.S. Army reserves and on active duty as an officer in military intelligence.
He is a 1966 graduate of UCLA and received a Ph.D. with distinction in political science from Harvard University in 1971. At Harvard, he was a Frank Knox fellow in England, an NDEA Title IV fellow, and a teaching fellow.
He is the father of Jay, Tom and David.
Dr. Cyr joined the Carthage faculty in 1998.
Past leaders showed how to deal with crises
Professor Art Cyr writes about how past leaders of the United States dealt with crises. (Chicago Sun-Times, March 24, 2020).
Essay: Intelligence Agencies & The Value Of Silence
Professor and Lake Effect contributor Art Cyr reads his essay, “Intelligence Agencies and the Value of Silence.” (WUWM 89.7, August 20, 2019)
Banning Native Mascots, Art on the Town & Global Trade Fears
Prof Art Cyr on International Trade Pressures. (WHBY, August 15, 2019)
What are the most effective ways for state and local officials to boost their local economies?
Professor Cyr offers expert advice on how others should conduct in-depth research on the advantages and disadvantages of local economies. (WalletHub, June 3, 2019)
What Gou’s run for president could mean for Wisconsin
Professor Cyr gives insight on Terry Gou’s decision to run for president in Taiwan. (Racine Journal Times, April 19, 2019)
Spectrum News 1 talked with a political expert about the 2020 presidential nominating process
Professor Cyr discusses the 2020 democratic presidential nominating process. (Spectrum News 1, April 17, 2019)
Prof. Art Cyr discusses Paul Ryan’s legacy and the future of the GOP
Professor Cyr was featured on a Wisconsin Public Radio segment discussing Paul Ryan’s legacy and the future of the GOP. (Wisconsin Public Radio, December 26, 2018)
Arthur I. Cyr is the director of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage, a first-class learning facility that prepares students for business leadership in our global economy.
A. W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business; Director, A.W. Clausen Center for World Business; Director, International Political Economy Program; Professor of Political Science
- Ph.D., A.M. — Political Science, Harvard University
- M.A., B.A. — University of California-Los Angeles
Prof. Cyr is the author of four books on international relations and British politics:
- After the Cold War — American Foreign Policy, Europe and Asia (Macmillan/Palgrave and New York University Press, 1997; revised 2000)
- Liberal Politics in Britain (John Calder Ltd. and Transaction Press, 1977; revised 1988)
- U.S. Foreign Policy and European Security(Macmillan and St. Martin’s, 1987)
- British Foreign Policy and the Atlantic Area: The Techniques of Accommodation (Macmillan, 1979).
He also has authored the monograph Taiwan: The Commercial State (Baltimore: University of Maryland School of Law, 2003, rev. ed. 2005).