Lillian Hussong, Ph.D.

Fellow Strategy and Policy Department
Lillian Hussong faculty photo


Lillian Hussong, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. Naval War College. She teaches the Strategy and War intermediate-level course in the Strategy and Policy Department. Professor Hussong's research interests include grand strategy, Arctic security, American Arctic politics, and Holocaust and genocide studies. She has worked for The Arctic Institute in Washington, D.C., since 2018 and currently serves as the institute’s interim president and managing director.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Arctic
  • Europe
  • Homeland Security
  • National Security
  • Policy

Professional Highlights


Postdoctoral Fellow at U.S. Naval War College

Teaching and Research Fellowship in the Strategy and Policy Department.

Launched Inaugural "Polar (In)Securities" Conference

Designed and launched The Arctic Institute's inaugural three-day virtual conference "Polar (In)Securities: The Future of Global Affairs in the Circumpolar North" consisting of 48 speakers from around the world.

President & Managing Director of The Arctic Institute

Appointed to the Leadership Group in January 2021, and became interim President & Managing Director in August 2021.


Ph.D., Rutgers University, Global Affairs

M.S., Rutgers University, Global Affairs

M.A., Stockton University, Holocaust & Genocide Studies

B.A., Stockton University, Historical Studies

Research Contributions and Publications

"No UNCLOS, No Icebreakers, No Clue? U.S. Arctic Policy Through the Eyes of Congress."
Co-authored with Dr. Victoria Herrmann
Handbook on Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic. July 2020. 23-40.

"Conflict Prevention and Security Cooperation in the Arctic Region: Frameworks of the Future — A Preliminary Assessment."
Co-authored with Dr. Walter Berbrick
U.S. Naval War College. February 2020. 1-9.

"Confronting the Holocaust: Immersive Counter-Memorials as Sites of Collective Memory."
FWD: Museums. June 2017. 172-181.

Other Honors

Omicron Delta Kappa

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