Jessica D. Blankshain, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor National Security Affairs
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Dr. Jessica Blankshain joined the National Security Affairs department in 2014 with a doctorate in political economy & government. She teaches the Leadership Concepts and Policy Analysis sub-courses, as well as electives on Central Challenges of American National Security and Civil-Military Relations. Dr. Blankshain is a former graduate fellow with the Rumsfeld Foundation and a former research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Her research interests include civil-military relations, bureaucratic politics, and organizational economics. She also worked for two years as an associate consultant in the Chicago office of the Boston Consulting Group.

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Economics
  • Foreign Policy
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • Policy


Ph.D., Harvard University, Political Economy & Government

A.M., Harvard University, Political Economy & Government

B.S.E., Princeton University, Operations Research & Financial Engineering

News, Media, & Events


Naval War College Kicks off Lecture Series

Jan. 10, 2018
News Publication

Current Strategy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Strategy

Jun. 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

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