Rebecca Friedman Lissner

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2016

Georgetown University

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Rebecca Friedman Lissner is a PhD Candidate in the Government Department at Georgetown University and an International Security Studies Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Her dissertation, “Grand Strategic Crucibles: The Lasting Effects of Military Intervention on State Strategy,” examines how lessons learned from military interventions have shaped U.S. grand strategy since World War II. Previously, Rebecca was a Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has also held positions at the U.S. Mission to NATO, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Bridgewater Associates. 

Rebecca’s scholarship on national security decision-making during presidential transitions and conflict early warning systems has been published in Presidential Studies Quarterly and International Peacekeeping. Her commentary has appeared in Foreign Affairs, War on the Rocks, and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. Rebecca received an AB, magna cum laude, in Social Studies from Harvard University and a MA in Government from Georgetown University.

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