James Lindsay


James M. Lindsay is senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he oversees the work of the more than six dozen fellows in CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program.

He has written widely on the American foreign policymaking process. His most recent book, co-authored with Ivo H. Daalder, is The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership. His previous book with Ambassador Daalder, America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, was awarded the Lionel Gelber Prize.

He has been a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, taught at the University of Iowa and the University of Texas, and in 1996–97 served as director for global issues and multilateral affairs on the staff of the National Security Council.

Dr. Linday writes the blog The Water’s Edge, hosts the weekly podcast, The President’s Inbox, and co-hosts the weekly podcast, The World Next Week. 

Senior Vice-President, Director of studies and President of the Maurice R. Greenberg chair, Council on Foreign Relations
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New York City - US
Participation in the sessions of the Forum