Robert Lieber

Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University

Robert J. Lieber is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he has previously served as Chair of the Government Department and Interim Chair of Psychology. He is author or editor of sixteen books on international relations and U.S. foreign policy, and he has served as an advisor to several presidential campaigns, to the State Department, and to the drafters of U.S. National Intelligence Estimates. His latest book, Power and Willpower in the American Future: Why the U.S. is Not Destined to Decline, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Lieber was born and raised in Chicago, received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin, and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has also taught at Harvard, Oxford and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai. His articles and opeds have appeared in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Commentary, and Ha’aretz, and his media appearances have included ¬the News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS TV, ABC TV’s Good Morning America and Nightline, NBC and CBS network news, the O’Reilly Factor on Fox TV, Voice of America, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, and other radio and TV programs in Europe, the Arab world and Israel.

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