Hussong, Lillian

Area of Study: 
American grand strategy, human & environmental security, Arctic social science, Holocaust & genocide studies
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Editor, H-Genocide

Lillian Hussong is a third-year PhD Candidate and serves as the inaugural Simon Reich Fellow for Research in Global Governance.  Hussong studies strategy and security in the Arctic and the Baltic regions, and has presented her research in Maryland and Sweden.  Additionally, she has been invited to present her research on the first ISA panel devoted exclusively to the Arctic next year in San Francisco.  While at DGA, she was awarded partial fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Rutgers University to present her research at the 9th International Conference on Arctic Social Science in Sweden (2017) and a partial fellowship from Charles University to attend their Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion, and Violence in the Czech Republic (2016).  Hussong has worked as a DGA Teaching Assistant since 2016, and also served as the 2016 - 2017 PhD Representative for the Student Association of Global Affairs.  Hussong earned a Master of Science in Global Affairs in May 2017.  In December 2017, Hussong joined the Genocide & Atrocity Prevention (GAP) project at the Center for the Study of Genocide & Human Rights at Rutgers University, which monitors and provides factual and scholarly information about emerging and ongoing situations in which genocide and atrocity crimes are taking place.

Hussong previously earned a Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies (2014) and Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies (2012), both with program distinction, at Stockton University.  Additional experience in genocide studies includes serving as an editor for H-Genocide, and as a member of the adjunct faculty at Stockton University where she taught “The Holocaust” and “Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust.”  Additionally, two of her lectures were published as teaching units for the internationally award-winning documentary Drawing Against Oblivion, and she has published an article in the journal Fwd: Museums on Holocaust counter-memorials in Germany and Austria.  She also created a five-part lecture series at Stockton University designed to teach about the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide to the public.

Research Activities 
Presented Papers

  • FORTHCOMING 2018 "Winter is Coming: A Comparison of American Grand Strategy and Maritime Operations in the Arctic Ocean and the Baltic Sea." Invitation to speak on the panel entitled "Melting Ice and Warming Waters: the Arctic Challenge for Global Governance and Geopolitics." 59th International Studies Association Annual Conference. 2018. San Francisco, California. USA.
  • "America's Arctic Strategy: Explaining Obama's Neglect of Regional Securities Policies." Panel titled "Comparative Politics and the Arctic." 9th International Conerence on Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX). June 8-12, 2017. Umeå, Sweden.
  • "The Future of American Grand Strategy in the Arctic." Panel titled "Grand Strategy of States." 58th International Studies Association Annual Conference. February 22-25, 2017. Baltimore, Maryland. USA.
  • "The Ethics of Armenian Genocide Denial in Academia." 44th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. March 8-11, 2014. American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California. USA.
  • "English Travel Writers and their Observations of Local Christians and Muslims." Stockton University 2nd International Symposium: Greek Orthodox Religious Culture in Ottoman Anatolia. June 9-11, 2010. Istanbul, Turkey.


  • Hussong, Lillian.  “Confronting the Holocaust: Immersive Counter-Memorials as Sites of Collective Memory.” FWD: Museums (University of Illinois at Chicago). June 2017. 172-181.
  • Hussong, Lillian.  “Porajmos” and “The Nazi T-4 Program” – Lectures from adjunct-taught courses published in conjunction with the release of the internationally award-winning documentary Drawing Against Oblivion. 2016.
  • "History with Passion," in Reaching 40. Ed. Ken Tompkins and Rob Gregg. 2012.

Invited Talks

  • "The Holocaust by Bullets." Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "The Persecution of the Disabled during the Holocaust." Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore. 2015.
  • "Rwanda: Road to Genocide." Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "The Persecution of the Disabled during the Holocaust. Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "The Persecution of the Gypsies during the Holocaust." Stockton University - Manahawkin. 2015.
  • "LGBT Africa and the Threat of Genocide. Master of Arts in Holocaust & Genocide Studies Lecture Series. Stockton University. 2014.

Professional Memberships 

  • Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)
  • International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA)
  • International Studies Association (ISA)

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