Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Affiliated Staff & Scholars

Affiliated Staff & Scholars

Hon. John F. Lehman, Jr. · Chair

John Lehman is a member of the FPRI Board of Trustees and Chair of FPRI’s Program on National Security. He is the Chairman of J.F. Lehman & Company, a private equity investment firm. He is also Chairman of OAOT Technology Solutions, Director of Ball Corporation, Insurance Services Office, SDI Inc., and Racal Instruments, Inc., and a member of the Advisory Board of Paribas Affaires Industrielles. Dr. Lehman was formerly an investment banker with PaineWebber Inc. Prior to joining PaineWebber, he served for six years as Secretary of the Navy.

Michael P. Noonan · Director

Michael P. Noonan, Ph.D., is the Director of the Program on National Security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His current research focuses on civil-military relations, indirect approaches and strategy (particularly as they relate to political and irregular warfare), the roles and missions of the U.S. military, and transnational foreign fighters.


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