News Release

Two Brookings Senior Fellows to Share Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair in International Security

January 3, 2002

Ivo H. Daalder and Michael E. O’Hanlon, senior fellows at the Brookings Institution and experts on military and foreign policy, have been awarded the Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair in International Security.

“Because of Sydney Stein’s generosity, Mike and Ivo will be able to expand on their current research at a time when international security issues are at the forefront of the public policy debate,” said Michael H. Armacost, President of the Brookings Institution.

Ivo Daalder, the former director for European affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), is completing a major study on the role of the NSC in the making of American foreign policy. The book that will emerge from the project, which Daalder is writing with I. M. Destler of the University of Maryland, will be the first organizational history of the NSC to be published in many years.

Daalder also will continue his research on policy issues arising out of the September 11 terrorist attacks, analyzing how the federal government can best be organized to meet the challenges of homeland security and examining the implications of the war on terrorism for American foreign policy. He is also planning to launch a major new project with Brookings Senior Fellow James M. Lindsay that will examine the implications of globalization for American foreign policy.

Over the next six months, Michael O’Hanlon will be working on the programmatic issues related to homeland security, including the proper future role for the Coast Guard, air defense within the United States, and defense against cruise missiles. He will continue his research on the policy implications of September 11, particularly the military campaign against terrorism.

Before joining Brookings in 1994, O’Hanlon was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, where he specialized in nuclear weapons, foreign aid, and Mideast security. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Defending America: The Case for Limited National Missile Defense (with James M. Lindsay), and Defense Policy Choices for the Bush Administration 2001-2005.

“The funding from the Stein Chair will enable Mike and Ivo to give policymakers and the public a better understanding of crucial aspects of modern American security policy following the events of September 11,” said James B. Steinberg, vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Sydney Stein, Jr. was a member of the Brookings Board of Trustees from 1960 until his death in October 1991. The Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair was established several months before he died, and was most recently held by Richard N. Haass, who was vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies before becoming director of policy planning and ambassador-at-large at the U.S. Department of State in 2001.

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