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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  • Events
    • April 18, 2019
    New Voices in American Grand Strategy

    By Michael J. Zak, Richard Fontaine, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Elbridge Colby, Emma Ashford, Hal Brands, Kate Kizer, Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson & Vance Serchuk

  • Podcast
    • April 17, 2019
    WOTR Podcast: Fresh Voices on Grand Strategy

    By Emma Ashford, Kate Kizer, Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson & Ryan Evans

  • Reports
    • April 11, 2019
    New Voices in Grand Strategy

    By Richard Fontaine, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Emma Ashford, Hal Brands, Jasen J. Castillo, Kate Kizer, Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Jeremy Shapiro & Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

  • Podcast
    • March 27, 2018
    American Strategy for a New International Order

    By Loren DeJonge Schulman, Rebecca Friedman Lissner & Mira Rapp-Hooper

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