Keir Lieber Session Overview

Director of the Center for Security Studies & Security Studies Program, Georgetown University
Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service & the Department of Government, Georgetown University

Keir Lieber is the Director of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) and Security Studies Program (SSP), and an Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Professor Lieber received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His research and teaching interests include nuclear weapons, deterrence, and strategy; technology and the causes of war; U.S. national security policy; and international relations theory.  He is the co-author, with Daryl Press of Dartmouth College, of Power Politics in the Atomic Age: The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2020); author of War and the Engineers: The Primacy of Politics over Technology (Cornell University Press, 2005); and editor of War, Peace, and International Political Realism (University of Notre Dame Press, 2009).  His articles have appeared in leading scholarly and foreign policy publications, including International Security, Security Studies, Foreign Affairs, and the Atlantic Monthly.  He has been awarded major fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Council on Foreign Relations, Earhart Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Smith Richardson Foundation.


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2018–2019 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Professor Thomas Christensen and move into a range of topics that include Religion, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Biosecurity and Cybersecurity; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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