Dr. Samantha Ravich is the chair of FDD’s Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation and serves on the advisory boards of FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power and Center on Military and Political Power. She is a distinguished advisor to CSC 2.0, having previously served as a commissioner on the congressionally mandated Cyberspace Solarium Commission, and is also a member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Cyber Investigation Advisory Board. Samantha served as deputy national security advisor for Vice President Cheney, focusing on Asian and Middle Eastern affairs as well as on counterterrorism and counter-proliferation. Following her time at the White House, Samantha was the Republican co-chair of the congressionally mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community. Most recently, she served as vice chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. She serves as an advisor on cyber and geopolitical threats and trends for numerous technology, manufacturing, and services companies; as a managing partner of A2P, a social data analytics firm; and on the board of directors for International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT).

Her book Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences (Cambridge University Press) is used as a basic textbook in college courses on international economics, political science, and Asian studies. Samantha is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and advises the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. She is a frequent keynote speaker on what corporate boards need to know about cybersecurity and warfare; long-term trends in international security; and the future of intelligence collection and analysis. Samantha received her PhD in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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