A Conversation with Michèle Flournoy


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Michele Flournoy
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2009 -2012)
Graham Allison (moderator)
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government and Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security, Michèle Flournoy joined Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Graham Allison for a conversation on American defense and security policy. First, Ms. Flournoy addressed ISIS, commenting that American priorities concern protecting America, its allies, and its interests as well as prohibiting humanitarian atrocities. She claimed that technological superiority should be prioritized in order for America to maintain its military influence as many nations around the world increasingly gain access to technologies such as drones and push back on American intervention in its foreign interests.