Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address ‘America’s Role in the World’

1/10/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Rebeccah Heinrichs, who provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense and counter-proliferation, will speak on the topic of “What is America’s Role in the World?” at an Ashbrook Center Colloquium on Friday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus.

The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.289.5411 or

In a summary, Heinrichs says “some of President-elect Trump’s most vocal critics have come from the professional Republican national security class. He has been accused of threatening ‘globalism’ and the ‘liberal world order.’ But what does this mean? And is this bad? The 2016 presidential election has forced many hard conversations among conservatives and among the bi-partisan establishment. One of the most important questions raised is: what is America’s role in the world? Or rather, what ought it be? This conversation will explore this question and what President Trump might mean for U.S. foreign policy.”

Heinrichs’ work has appeared in major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times and Investor’s Business Daily as well as political journals such as Politico and The Hill. She also has provided analysis on Fox News and CNN. 

She has served as an adviser on military matters and foreign policy to Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and helped launch the bi-partisan Missile Defense Caucus. She has testified before Congress and has presented to numerous organizations including the Aerospace Industries Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. She also graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director’s Award for academic excellence. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University and graduated from the Ashbrook Scholar Program. She currently resides in Arlington, Va., with her husband and their children.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, the Ashbrook Center aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States.