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Dr. Maren Leed

Maren Leed is an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department. Since 2017, she has been a member of the senior professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. From 2015-2017, she was a senior advisor and strategic action group director for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) nominee/appointee. Prior to her time on the Navy staff, Maren directed the New Defense Approaches Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she created and conducted numerous analyses of key national security and defense policy issues. She served as a senior advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army from 2010-2011, and to two Vice Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2005-2008. She also served as a member of the Professional Staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. She has a Ph.D. in quantitative policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School, and an A.B. in Political Science from Occidental College.
  • Leed, Maren

    PhD, Rand Graduate School, 2000 AB, Occidental College, 1991
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