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Dr Rebecca Lissner will discuss her new book, co-authored with Dr Mira Rapp-Hooper, which puts forward a new vision for American foreign policy and international order. They argue that the United States global leadership crisis is not a passing shock created by the Trump presidency or COVID-19, but instead the product of forces that will endure for decades. Amidst political polarisation, technological transformation, and major global power shifts, Lissner and Rapp-Hooper call for a grand strategy of openness which might protect American security and prosperity despite diminished national strength.

Dr Rebecca Lissner is an assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Previously, she was a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House; a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and a Brady-Johnson Fellow at Yale University’s International Security Studies. She has also served as a special advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy. Dr. Lissner’s research has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Peacekeeping, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Survival, the Texas National Security Review and The Washington Quarterly, among other publications

The event will be chaired by Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies.

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Emeritus Professor of War Studies