Dinner Meeting - Concluded  - 10.13.2016
Dr. Michael O'Hanlon. Topic: The American Hegemon in the 21st-Century: Change, Constraint and Challenge."
Dr. O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, and American national security policy. He co-directs the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence there with retired General John Allen. O’Hanlon is also director of research for the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities and University of Denver. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. O’Hanlon was a member of the external advisory board at the Central Intelligence Agency from 2011 to 2012. He is a commentator and consultant on Alhurra TV. O’Hanlon’s latest books are “The Future of Land Warfare” (Brookings, 2015); “Healing the Wounded Giant” (Brookings); and “Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century” (the latter with Jim Steinberg, published by Princeton University Press, 2014). Previously, he wrote “Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy” (with Martin Indyk and Kenneth Lieberthal, Brookings, March 2012); “The Wounded Giant: America’s Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity” (Penguin Press, 2011); “A Skeptic’s Case for Nuclear Disarmament” (Brookings, 2010); “Toughing It Out in Afghanistan” (with Hassina Sherjan, Brookings, 2010); and “The Science of War” (Princeton University Press, 2009). He continues to co-author Brookings’s Afghanistan Index. O’Hanlon’s other recent books include “A War Like No Other,” about the U.S.-China relationship and the Taiwan issue, with Richard Bush; a multi-author volume, “Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007” (Brookings, 2006); “Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era” (Brookings, 2005); “The Future of Arms Control” (Brookings, 2005), co-authored with Michael Levi; “Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space” (Brookings, 2004); and “Crisis on the Korean Peninsula” (McGraw-Hill) with Mike Mochizuki in 2003.