Dr. Nadia Schadlow

Former Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy

Dr. Nadia Schadlow is a Fellow at Schmidt Futures. She leads a project designed to advance ideas about how to improve private and public sector cooperation so that technology can best support the goals of free and open societies.

Dr. Schadlow is also a senior fellow at Hudson Institute.

She has spent over two decades in the national security field, most recently having served as the U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy. Previously she served as a Senior Program Officer at the Smith Richardson Foundation, where she helped identify strategic issues which warranted further attention from the U.S. policy community. She served on the Defense Policy Board from September 2006 to June 2009 and is a full member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success Into Political Victory (Georgetown University Press, 2017). Her articles have appeared in Parameters, The American Interest, the Wall Street Journal, Philanthropy, and several edited volumes.

Dr. Schadlow holds a B.A. degree in government and Soviet studies from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the John Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).