Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Susan Marquis

Dean, Pardee Graduate School, RAND


Susan L. Marquis is dean of the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School and is RAND’s vice president for Innovation. Prior to joining RAND, she served as operational vice president of LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm. From 1997 to 2002, Marquis was with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, first as Deputy Director, Assessment Division, and then as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations. Marquis teaches and researches on organizational culture in government institutions and innovative solutions to persistent and complex public policy problems. She is the author of Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces. Marquis currently serves as the chair, Woodrow Wilson School Advisory Council, Princeton University and is a non-resident senior fellow at the Fox Leadership Institution, University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Economics of National Security Association.

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