September 09, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Alexander T.J. Lennon will give the talk, "U.S. Grand Strategy: Principles of an Interdependent Order," on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, free and open to the public, is made possible through the generosity of Charles and Gail Dombeck and sponsored by the international relations program.

"The International Relations program is pleased to welcome Lennon, who has recently completed a major project assessing the future of United States foreign policy, and who will be sharing his findings with us," said David Mitchell, assistant professor of political science and international relations at Bucknell.

Support for democracy and world order
Lennon is the editor-in-chief of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' flagship journal, The Washington Quarterly, focusing on global strategic trends and their public policy implications.

Lennon is also a senior fellow in the CSIS International Security Program, where he focuses on the grand strategy and foreign and security policies of the contemporary major powers-the United States, China, Europe, India, Japan and Russia-as well as nuclear proliferation prevention strategy.

His current research focuses on the future of democracy promotion in U.S. grand strategy. He has recently completed work on the national security implications of global climate change and the regional risks of proliferation, especially in Iran and North Korea. He previously served at the U.S. Department of State, focusing on Middle Eastern affairs.

An adjunct professor in security studies at Georgetown University, Lennon is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. He has edited or co-edited seven books, published numerous articles and op-eds, and is interviewed frequently by the media.

Lennon holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland, where his dissertation was on the role of track-two networks in U.S. nonproliferation policy, and a master's degree in national security studies from Georgetown University. He is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where he was the national policy debate champion.

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