Caitlin Talmadge Session Overview

Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Caitlin Talmadge is Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and a core faculty member of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Her research and teaching focus on nuclear deterrence and escalation, defense policy, civil-military relations, U.S. military operations and strategy, and the Persian Gulf. She is author of The Dictator's Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes, which Foreign Affairs named the Best Book on Security in 2016 and which won the 2017 Best Book Award from the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association. She also is co-author of U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy and is currently writing a book on nuclear escalation in conventional wars. She has published articles in International Security, Security Studies, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Washington Quarterly, The Non-Proliferation Review, The New York Times, and elsewhere. Dr. Talmadge is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. She has held fellowships from Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the American Political Science Association, and the Stanton Foundation. Previously she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a consultant to the Office of Net Assessment at the U.S. Department of Defense, and a professor at the George Washington University.

2019-20 ADMISSIONS WILL START FEBRUARY 2019

Download Admission Brochure PDF >
Email brochure to a friend >

2019 INTRODUCTORY SESSION & ALUMNI REUNION

All Seminar XXI Fellows & Alumni are invited to attend our opening session on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. This year's event will feature a discussion on "The Weaponization of Social Media" by guest speaker, Peter W. Singer.

Submit your RSVP >

JOIN THE MIT DC CLUB

Sign up for year-round special events.
Become a member >

JOIN OUR LINKEDIN NETWORK

   Seminar XXI Linkedin >