Rebecca (Friedman) Lissner

Postdoctoral Fellow

Rebecca Friedman Lissner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Perry World House, the University of Pennsylvania's global policy research center. Previously, she was the Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brady-Johnson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University's International Security Studies, and a Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellow. Rebecca has also worked as a Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and as a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rebecca's research interests focus on international security and American foreign policy, and she is working on a book (based on her dissertation) that examines how military interventions shape great powers' grand strategies. Rebecca’s scholarship has been published in Presidential Studies Quarterly, International Peacekeeping, and Survival. Her policy writing has appeared in Foreign AffairsForeign PolicyThe Atlantic, and War on the Rocks, among other publications. Rebecca received an AB in Social Studies from Harvard University and a MA and PhD in Government from Georgetown University.

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