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NATO's Lessons in Crisis: Roundtable with Prof. Heidi Hardt

NATO's Lessons in Crisis engages ongoing policy debates about NATO's relevance today, including the extent to which the United States should continue investing in international organizations. Professor Hardt's book assesses NATO's capacity for learning - a key measure of performance. The book draws on her interviews with 120 civilian and military officials and analyzes strategic lessons from NATO's major crisis management operations, including the ISAF operation in Afghanistan and OUP in Libya.

Professor Heidi Hardt is an Assistant Professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute, Geneva in 2011. Previously, she worked as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and as a post-doctoral fellow at CEPSI- a joint center of McGill University and Université de Montréal on international peace and security. Her research examines effectiveness, efficiency, knowledge, memory and change in international organizations (IOs). Her books, Time to React and NATO's Lessons in Crisis, and articles have largely focused on IO engagement in international conflict management - from peacekeeping to military operations. She has expertise in NATO, the UN, EU, AU, OSCE and OAS. Recent projects examine change in IOs across sectors, gender mainstreaming in IOs, gender integration in military operations and gender diversity in political science.

Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton, Moderator, is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, where he leads “The United States,Europe, and World Order” project. He was the Founding Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He has also held a variety of senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, responsible for NATO issues.

This event was on the record and open to the media.

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