Rebecca Lissner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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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. Dr. Lissner’s research has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Peacekeeping, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Survival, the Texas National Security Review and The Washington Quarterly, among other publications.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cold War
  • Desert Storm
  • Deterrence
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Korean War
  • National Security
  • NATO
  • Nuclear
  • Vietnam War
  • WMD


Ph.D., Georgetown University, Government

M.A., Georgetown University, Government

A.B., Harvard University, Social Studies

News, Media, & Events

Lectures of Opportunity: "Futures of Surface Naval Combatants"

Sep. 18, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Conolly Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Beijing's Energy Security Strategy: The Significance of a Chinese State-Owned Tanker Fleet

Sep. 17, 2019
Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs
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