Brendan Green hails from Akron, Ohio, and holds an A.B. in political science from the University of Chicago. He recently received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his dissertation, “Two Concepts of Liberty: American Grand Strategy and the Liberal Tradition,” was chaired by Barry Posen. He is editor and a coauthor, with Harvey Sapolsky and Benjamin Friedman, of U.S. Military Innovation Since the Cold War: Creation Without Destruction (Routledge 2009). He has been selected for several honors and awards, including a Miller Center Fellowship in American Politics, Foreign Policy, and World Politics at the University of Virginia and a Belfer Center Fellowship in International Security Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. In the past, he has consulted for the RAND corporation on counter-insurgency. His interests include: U.S. foreign policy, liberalism and world politics, military doctrine, the role of ideas in international politics, and diplomatic and military history. He is a fan of political science, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Indians, and lost causes.