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FDD’s National Security Fellow
2017 - 2018
National Security Network Participant

Megan Reiss

R-Street Institute


Last updated: May 18, 2017

Megan Reiss is a senior national security fellow in the Office of Senator Ben Sasse, as well as a Foreign Policy Initiative fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (UT), with a dissertation on presidential decision making and nuclear policy. While at UT, she was the co-manager of the Clements National Security Papers Project. She earned her Master of Laws from the University of Nottingham, focusing on the ability of regional organizations to work within and outside the legal framework of a Security Council mandate. Before attending the University of Nottingham, Megan worked as a researcher at the Hoover Institution and for the Stanford Preventive Force Group, focusing on security, foreign policy and international law. She received her B.A. from Stanford University.

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