Featuring Rebecca Lissner on December 16, 2020

Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper believe that a “grand strategy of openness” is the best way to meet geopolitical challenges including growing political polarization and rapid technological transformation. The U.S.’ ability to “work with mixed regimes whose interests align with America’s on distinct issues, like freedom of navigation or high-standards free trade, and occasionally cooperate with illiberal rivals like Russia and China in discrete areas” is their vision for this “open-system” approach to moving our future foreign policy. Lissner joins us for a Global Forum conversation about their new book entitled “An Open World.”

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 served as a special advisor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Lissner’s research has appeared in such publications as Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy magazines.

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