Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Former U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy

Dr. Nadia Schadlow is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Previously, she served as a Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy. As the architect of the 2017 National Security Strategy, Dr. Schadlow coordinated strategic analysis and forged consensus across multiple government departments. She also oversaw the development of regional and functional strategies to deal with complex national security challenges. Prior to her most recent period of government service, she served as an executive at Smith Richardson Foundation where she directed assets to catalyze new thinking and analysis to improve the security and competitiveness of the United States. Her 2017 book, War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success into Political Victory, explored the challenges of undertaking post-conflict operations and identified optimal practices. Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and many other publications. She serves on several boards and commissions, including the Secretary of Energy’s Advisory Board, Working Group on Innovation. Dr. Schadlow received a B.A. from Cornell University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).