Dr. R.D. Hooker, Jr., is The Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Affairs and Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU). A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he previously served as the Dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome and as a White House staff member in the administrations of George H.W. Bush, William Clinton, and George W. Bush. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Virginia.
Dr. David Auerswald is Professor of Security Studies in the National War College at NDU. Earlier in his career he served on the faculty in the Department of Political Science at The George Washington University and as a congressional staff member with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MA and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Charles L. Barry is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in INSS. He focuses on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as European and trans-Atlantic affairs. Since 1990 he has assisted senior U.S. and NATO officials in developing three NATO Strategic Concepts and preparing for 14 NATO summits. Dr. Barry served 5 years as head of the Strategy Branch at U.S. European Command. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago and Western Kentucky University. He holds a DPA from the University of Baltimore.
John P. Caves, Jr., is Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, INSS, and a Distinguished Research Fellow at NDU. He previously served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as Deputy Director for Counter Proliferation Policy. Mr. Caves has an MPA in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
Dr. R. Kim Cragin is the Senior Research Fellow for Counterterrorism in the Center for Complex Operations, INSS, at NDU. Prior to joining NDU, she was a Political Scientist at RAND. Dr. Cragin recently served as Senior Staff on the 9/11 Federal Bureau of Investigation Review Commission. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Yemen, among others. Dr. Cragin has an MPP from the Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University (Clare College) in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Craig A. Deare is Dean of Administration and Professor of National Security Studies in the College of International Security Affairs at NDU. A career Army intelligence and Foreign Area Officer, he served in Honduras and Mexico, taught at the U.S. Military Academy and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, and acted as a Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Dr. Deare is a graduate of the University of Arizona and earned an MA and Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.
Rear Admiral Janice M. Hamby, USN (Ret.), is the Chancellor of the Information Resources Management College at NDU. She leads the college’s strategy and execution to provide graduate-level education to senior military officers and civilians who will lead the cyberspace domain in the future. Previously she led the Navy’s Information Professional career field and served as a Deputy Department of Defense Chief Information Officer and as Vice Director, Joint Staff J6, among other key cyberspace assignments. She holds an MBA and MS in Management Information Systems from Boston University, an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland University College.
Dr. T.X. Hammes is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. He focuses on future conflict and strategy. Dr. Hammes has a Masters in Historical Research and a Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. He is also a graduate of the Canadian National Defense University. He is the author of two books and over 150 articles and opinion pieces and has lectured at U.S. and international staff and war colleges.
Dr. F.G. Hoffman is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. He is a retired Marine infantry officer and has held two political appointments in the Pentagon. Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned an MEd from George Mason University, an MA in National Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and an MPhil and Ph.D. from King’s College London.
Dr. Christopher J. Lamb is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. Previously he served as a Foreign Service Officer in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Benin, and then in various Pentagon management positions to include Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Resources and Plans in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He received a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University.
Professor Julian Lindley-French is a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at NDU and Fellow at the Institute of Statecraft in London. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Panel of the United Kingdom Chief of Defence Staff. Dr. Lindley-French holds a doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence and a graduate degree in Modern History from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Thomas F. Lynch III is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. He holds an MPA along with an MA and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor in the Security Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University.
Hilary Matfess is a Research Analyst focused on governance and security in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted field work in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania and has worked with NDU, The Johns Hopkins University, and Institute for Defense Analyses. Ms. Matfess’s commentary has been featured in Newsweek, Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs, among others. She earned an MA in African Studies from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.
Brigadier General Michael J. Meese, USA (Ret.), is Chief Operating Officer of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association. He concluded his 32-year career as Professor and Head of the Social Sciences Department at the U.S. Military Academy. Brigadier General Meese earned an MA, MPA, and Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and a Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU.
Dr. Denise Natali is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an MIA from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Dr. Natali is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and International Institute for Strategic Studies. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Security Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University.
Dr. James J. Przystup is a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Detroit. Dr. Przystup received an MA from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. He studied Japanese at Columbia University and was a Visiting Scholar at Keio University in Tokyo.
Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf is Professor of Security Studies in the National War College at NDU. She has lived in seven countries of the former Soviet Union, working with development organizations and think tanks. Dr. Sabonis-Helf received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University and an MPA in International Relations from Princeton University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor in the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program at Georgetown University.
Dr. Phillip C. Saunders is Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs and a Distinguished Research Fellow, INSS, at NDU. Previously he worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, where he was director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program from 1999 to 2003. Dr. Saunders served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1989 to 1994. He attended Harvard College and received an MPA and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Dr. Thomas C. Wingfield is Professor of Cyber Law in the Information Resources Management College at NDU. He holds a JD and LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center. Dr. Wingfield has taught at the United Arab Emirates National Defense College, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on International Criminal Law.
Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack, USA (Ret.), is the Senior Russia-Eurasia Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, INSS, at NDU. He was the Senior Defense Official and Attaché to Russia from 2012 to 2014, Chief of Intelligence for the U.S. Army in Europe from 2006 to 2008, and Army Intelligence Chief in Afghanistan from 2008 to 2009. Brigadier General Zwack holds an MA in National Security Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.