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James Baker
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Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Terry Root
Dennis Ross
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Thomas Shannon
Hedrick Smith
Kathleen Stephens
Jeremi Suri
Ray Takeyh
Daniel Vara
Martin Walker
Celeste Wallander

Robert Lieber

Robert Lieber

Dr. Robert J. Lieber is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, where he has previously served as Chair of the Government Department. 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.

Dr. Lieber's most recent book is Retreat and Its Consequences: American Foreign Policy and the Problem of World Order (2016). His articles and op-eds have appeared in scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and the Washington Post. His media appearances have included the PBS News Hour, ABC TV's Good Morning America, and NBC and CBS network news. He has received Georgetown University's Career Research Achievement Award and the Hepburn-Shibusawa Distinguished Senior Lecturer Award at Tokyo University.

Dr. Lieber received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and earned his Ph.D at Harvard University. He has also taught at Harvard, Oxford, and the University of California, Davis, and has been a Visiting Fellow at Fondation Nationale Des Sciences Politiques, the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and Fudan University in Shanghai.