Caitlin Talmadge Session Overview

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

Caitlin Talmadge is Associate Professor of Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and Senior Non-Resident Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. Professor Talmadge’s research and teaching focus on civil-military relations, U.S. military operations and strategy, nuclear deterrence and escalation, and security issues in Asia and the Persian Gulf. She is author of the award-winning book, The Dictator’s Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes (Cornell, 2015), and co-author of U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy (Routledge, fourth edition forthcoming). Dr. Talmadge has published articles in numerous scholarly journals and major newspapers, and she regularly engages in media commentary and addresses military and civilian audiences in the United States and abroad. Dr. Talmadge is a graduate of Harvard (A.B., Government) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., Political Science). Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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