Episode 11: Julie Smith, Loren DeJonge Schulman & Kate Kidder

November 09, 2017

Kate Kidder, Julie Smith, and Loren DeJonge Schulman discuss why they launched the women in national security project, what they've learned, and their personal struggles in how to talk about women in national security as a serious national security issue.

Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. She most recently served as Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden and as Principal Director for European and NATO policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Loren DeJonge Schulman is the Deputy Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security.  She most recently served as National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s senior advisor and in several other senior staff positions at the National Security Council and Department of Defense.

Kate Kidder is an Associate Political Scientist at the Rand Corporation.  She previously worked in the Military, Veterans, and Society program at the Center for a New American Security and is a PhD candidate at Kansas State University.

“It became important to humanize the story of the different decisions that women . make in their career paths, and also some of the opportunities and challenges at a system level.”

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