Season 1,

Episode 7: Dr. Nora Bensahel

October 12, 2017

Dr. Nora Bensahel discusses the 'imposter syndrome' from the perspective of working closely with the military.

Dr. Nora Bensahel is a distinguished scholar in residence at the School of International Service at American University. She was most recently a senior fellow and codirector of the responsible defense program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where she previously served as deputy director of studies.

“Anything that doesn’t fit that mold tends to be memorable. Now, that can be a bad thing if being seen as ‘other’ leads to being seen as less capable, less qualified, you don’t fit the mold—but not infrequently, have had the experience that when I give a talk to an audience of military officers, two years later someone come up to me and say, ‘I remember you because you were so different.’ I stood out in a good way.”

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