Rebecca Friedman Lissner
Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2016
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.
Recent Publications & News
Virtual Report Launch: Toward a More Proliferated World? | The Geopolitical Forces that Will Shape the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
By Eric Brewer, Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Vipin Narang & Ilan Goldenberg
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
WOTR Podcast: Fresh Voices on Grand Strategy
By Emma Ashford, Kate Kizer, Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson & Ryan Evans
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
American Strategy for a New International Order
By Loren DeJonge Schulman, Rebecca Friedman Lissner & Mira Rapp-Hooper