Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Kori Schake

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution

Kori Schake is a Research Fellow at Stanford University′s Hoover Institution, where she works on national security issues. During the 2008 presidential election, she was senior policy advisor to the McCain—Palin campaign. From 2007 to 2008, she was the deputy director for policy planning in the State Department, where, in addition to staff management, she worked on resourcing and organizational effectiveness issues, including a study of what it would take to "transform" the State Department so as to enable integrated political, economic, and military strategies. During President Bush's first term, she was the director for defense strategy and requirements on the National Security Council, responsible for interagency coordination for long-term defense planning and coalition maintenance issues. She has worked in the Pentagon as well. Her most recent book is Managing American Hegemony: Essays on Power in a Time of Dominance; she also contributes to Foreign Policy′s "loyal opposition" blog "Shadow Government."

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