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Biography

Kathleen (Kate) Walsh is Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College where she teaches policy analysis. Walsh also has been a Senior Consultant to Washington, DC-area think tanks, Senior Associate at the Stimson Center, and Senior Associate at a DC-area defense consulting firm. Her research focuses on China and the Asia-Pacific region, particularly issues of security, technology, innovation and ocean, marine, or "blue" economy issues.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • National Security
  • Policy

Professional Highlights

2006

Joined US Naval War College

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs and China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) Affiliate. Teach Policy Analysis and Theater/National Security Decisionmaking within the National Security Affairs Department; Research China/Asia security and US foreign policy.
2004

Consultant on International and Asian Security

Projects for the Stimson Center's Program on the Future of Peace Operations, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)' International Security Program Asia Project, Monterey Institute for International Affairs' Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA)
2000

Senior Associate, Stimson Center

Projects Director, Program on Linking Trade, Technology & Security. Author of Foreign High-Tech R&D in China: Risks, Rewards and Implications for US-China Relations (Stimson, 2003). Analyst & Sr Technical Advisor for Study Group on Enhancing Multilateral Export Controls for U.S. National Security
1997

Senior Associate, DFI International (defense consulting firm)

Principal Investigator for DFI’s US Government-sponsored projects involving research & analysis of China-related security, technology, and trade issues. Author of study on U.S. Commercial Technology Transfers to the People’s Republic of China commissioned + published by U.S. Department of Commerce
1995

Research Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center

Worked with Stimson Center president to expand programming for the Project on Confidence-Building Measures in Regions of Tension to include study of and exchanges with scholars from the People's Republic of China, particularly on issues of arms control, nonproliferation and regional security.

Education

M.A., Columbia University's School of Public and International Affairs, International Security Policy

B.A., George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, International Affairs

External Memberships and Associations

National Research Council’s Committee on Global S&T Strategies and Their Effect on US National Security
Member 2009-10

National Research Council’s Committee on Assessing the Need for a National Defense Stockpile
Member 2007-8

NWC China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI)
Affiliate

NWC Asia-Pacific Studies Group
Member

NWC Wylie Group
Member

NWC Oceanography and Maritime Security (OMSG)
Founder & Member

National Committee on US-China Relations
Member (2013-present)

United States Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific — USCSCAP
April 1996-present

Women in International Security (WIIS)
1996-present

Naval War College Foundation

News, Media, & Events

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U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2018

Nov. 14, 2018
12:00 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841
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The Blue Economy and Ocean Clusters

Aug. 25, 2017
Center for International Maritime Security
Article Publication

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