Professor emeritus of International Relations at Georgetown University

Biography

Cato Institute

Associations

Senior fellow, Cato Institute

Articles

The 1977 Libertarian Party National Convention, by Tom G. Palmer and Tom Avery, Libertarian Review, Oct 1977
Recounts the main events of the convention, highlighting several of the speakers and their messages
"The first of three convention breakfast talks was given on Friday morning by foreign policy expert and advocate of reduced military commitments, Dr. Earl C. Ravenal. A former Defense Department analyst, Dr. Ravenal is currently professor of American Foreign Policy a+ the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, and a recently-elected member of the Board of Directors of the CATO Institute. ... Ravenal spoke on 'Carter’s Foreign Policy,' and examined certain aspects of the relationship between foreign policy and domestic policy, particularly the relationship between liberty and 'national security.'"
This Is The Movement You Have Chosen [PDF], by Murray N. Rothbard, The Libertarian Forum, Apr 1984
Notes from the Libertarian Party 1983 presidential convention and goings-on in the Ed Crane camp
"Earl Ravenal, he went on, was backed by 'the party's pragmatic wing.' ... Ravenal talked of making the LP 'relevant' to the 'broad sweep of the American people.' ... Philip Lentz, in the Chicago Tribune (Sept. 6, 1983) ... noted, that Ravenal 'once wrote in a magazine article that there were circumstances where the draft might be necessary.'"
Total Victory: How Sweet It Is! [PDF], by Murray N. Rothbard, The Libertarian Forum, 1983
Lengthy account and commentary on the 1983 Libertarian Party presidential convention
"Earl Ravenal, professor of international relations at Georgetown University, entered shortly after Bergland as the Crane Machine candidate. ... Bill Evers and I were two of the very few who knew Ravenal, from our days at the Cato Institute, where he has served for many years as a Board member. ... That first instinctive reaction of each of us was: 'But he's not a libertarian!' A libsymp (libertarian sympathizer) for sure ... But a hardcore principled libertarian? Certainly not."

Writings

The Case for Strategic Disengagement, The Libertarian Reader, 1973

Books Authored

Designing Defense for a New World Order: The Military Budget in 1992 and Beyond, Sep 1991