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U.S. Naval War College
foreign policy, civil-military relations, bureaucratic politics
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Dr. Jessica D. Blankshain is an assistant professor of National Security Affairs. She joined the department in July 2014. Dr. Blankshain teaches Leadership Concepts and Policy Analysis in the core curriculum, as well as electives on Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press (adapted from a course of the same name at the Harvard Kennedy School) and Civil-Military Relations (with Dr. Lindsay Cohn).

Dr. Blankshain received her Ph.D. in Political Economy & Government from Harvard University in 2014. She is a former Graduate Fellow with the Rumsfeld Foundation and a former Research Fellow with the International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Dr. Blankshain’s research interests include civil-military relations, bureaucratic politics, and organizational economics. She has taught a Harvard College undergraduate course on the Economics of National Security and was the Senior Resident Tutor at Mather House, one of Harvard’s tweleve undergraduate houses.

Dr. Blankshain graduated from Princeton University with a B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a certificate in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent two years as an Associate Consultant in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group.

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