Rebecca Friedman Lissner

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow


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Rebecca Friedman Lissner is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Rebecca's research interests focus on international security and foreign policy, and she is working on a book that examines how lessons learned from military interventions have shaped U.S. grand strategy since World War II. She previously held an international security studies fellowship at Yale University, served as a special advisor to the deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy, and worked as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. 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 in social studies from Harvard University and a PhD in government from Georgetown University.