Foreign Affairs May/June Issue Launch: Searching For A Strategy

New York


Please join Daniel Kurtz-Phelan as he discusses the May/June 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Daniel Drezner and Rebecca Friedman Lissner. With the role of the United States in the world in question, both at home and abroad, the latest issue of Foreign Affairs focuses on strategic missteps in U.S. foreign policy, and prescribes ways to secure the liberal international order.

For further reading, please see the May/June 2019 issue of Foreign AffairsSearching for a Strategy, including the articles “This Time Is Different: Why U.S. Foreign Policy Will Never Recover” by Daniel W. Drezner, and “The Open World: What America Can Achieve After Trump” by Mira Rapp-Hooper and Rebecca Freidman Lissner.




12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Meeting 


Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Rebecca Friedman Lissner, Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval War College


Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs; Author, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947


Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University.


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.


Daniel Kurtz-Phelan became Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2017. He previously served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and, before that, as a senior editor at the magazine. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and his narrative history of George Marshall’s post­–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, will be published by WW Norton in April 2018.


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