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United States Power: Stress, Strength & Strategy

United States Power: Stress, Strength & Strategy

Michael O'Hanlon
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

To learn more about Michael O'Hanlon:
September 30, 2018
Season 8

United States Power: Stress, Strength & Strategy

Featuring

Michael O'Hanlon,

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Details

MODERATOR: Steven Swarthout
  • DESCRIPTION:

President Donald Trump has sent shock waves through the capitals of the West with his tolerance of dictators previously understood to be adversaries or enemies and his criticisms of long alliances, insults to allies and controversial moves on immigration, tariffs and the environment.

In a lively discussion with his childhood friend and local attorney Steven Swarthout,  Mr. O'Hanlon offered his frank and often blunt assessment of the current state of U.S. power and influence, and what recent changes in national leadership has meant to both our country and the world.

Michael O'Hanlon's BIO:

Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, a Canandaigua native and Canandaigua Academy Graduate of Distinction, is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution. A member of the International Institute For Strategic Studies, he has published extensively on the projection of U.S. power, including in 2015 The Future of Land Warfare, and more recently, Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe. His 2005 Neither Star Wars Nor Sanctuary: Constraining Military Use of Space, co-authored with Michael Levi, is suddenly especially timely with the announcement of a proposed U.S. Space Force.

In addition to his work at Brookings, Mr. O’Hanlon is an adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities and the University of Denver. He was a member of the external advisory board at the Central Intelligence Agency from 2011 to 2012. From 1989 to 1994, he was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982 to 1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French.

After graduating from Canandaigua Academy in 1978, Mr. O'Hanlon earned degrees from Princeton University in Physics (B.A., 1982), Engineering (M.S., 1987) and Public & International Affairs (Ph.D., 1991).

September 30, 2018
Season 8
United States Power: Stress, Strength & Strategy

United States Power: Stress, Strength & Strategy

Featuring

Michael O'Hanlon,

Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

Details

MODERATOR: Steven Swarthout
  • DESCRIPTION:

President Donald Trump has sent shock waves through the capitals of the West with his tolerance of dictators previously understood to be adversaries or enemies and his criticisms of long alliances, insults to allies and controversial moves on immigration, tariffs and the environment.

In a lively discussion with his childhood friend and local attorney Steven Swarthout,  Mr. O'Hanlon offered his frank and often blunt assessment of the current state of U.S. power and influence, and what recent changes in national leadership has meant to both our country and the world.

Michael O'Hanlon's BIO:

Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, a Canandaigua native and Canandaigua Academy Graduate of Distinction, is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution. A member of the International Institute For Strategic Studies, he has published extensively on the projection of U.S. power, including in 2015 The Future of Land Warfare, and more recently, Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe. His 2005 Neither Star Wars Nor Sanctuary: Constraining Military Use of Space, co-authored with Michael Levi, is suddenly especially timely with the announcement of a proposed U.S. Space Force.

In addition to his work at Brookings, Mr. O’Hanlon is an adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities and the University of Denver. He was a member of the external advisory board at the Central Intelligence Agency from 2011 to 2012. From 1989 to 1994, he was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982 to 1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French.

After graduating from Canandaigua Academy in 1978, Mr. O'Hanlon earned degrees from Princeton University in Physics (B.A., 1982), Engineering (M.S., 1987) and Public & International Affairs (Ph.D., 1991).

Michael O'Hanlon
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

To learn more about Michael O'Hanlon:

2020-2021 Season Postponed

Regretfully, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 Canandaigua Forum has been postponed. Happily, all four great programs have been rescheduled for 2021-22.