Nicholas A. Henderson

Research Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
Nicholas A. Henderson faculty photo


Nicholas A. Henderson (倪恒德) is a research associate in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD). He specializes in Chinese language and Chinese international economic policy, and he writes on economic warfare and the broader implications of expanding U.S.-Taiwan relations. Professor Henderson's current research focuses the national security implications of U.S. semiconductor policy as well as Russo-Chinese military modernization and force projection.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • China
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Economics
  • Japan
  • Security Cooperation
  • South China Sea
  • Taiwan

Professional Highlights


Research Associate, U.S. Naval War College

Research Associate to the William B. Ruger Chair of National Security Economics in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) of the U.S. Naval War College.

Pacific Forum Young Leader

The Young Leaders Program was established to enhance cross-cultural opportunities for young scholars and foreign policy professionals to improve their policy analysis skills at an early juncture in their careers.

Business Management Analyst

Worked with Rios Partners as a Business Management Analyst to assist in the development of holistic solutions for clients, and work through tough challenges to positively impact local and global communities.

Boren Fellow; Taipei, Taiwan

The Boren Fellowship is a highly competitive award, providing an opportunity for both study abroad and a career in the Federal government.

Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellow; Shanghai, China

PiA fosters mutual appreciation and cross-cultural understanding between the United States and Asia through immersive work fellowships in host organizations and communities.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar; Shanghai, China

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students internships abroad, intended to better prepare US students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.


MAIS, Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 2021, International Economics in Mandarin Chinese and China Studies

National Taiwan University, 2021, Language Training

Nanjing University, 2020, Language Training

B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2017, Government and China Studies

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2016, Language Training

Awards and Decorations

SAIS caRING Award for Outstanding Leadership

Pacific Forum Young Leader

David L. Boren Fellowship

Princeton in Asia Fellow

Princeton in Asia Fellow

PaCIE Scholar

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholar

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