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As Vice President for Research, Evaluation, and Modernizing Government, Loren DeJonge Schulman leads the Partnership for Public Service's efforts to develop forward-thinking solutions that change the way government works. In this role, she also co-hosts the Profiles in Public Service podcast, championing the incredible behind the scenes successes of federal civil servants.
From 2015-2020 she led research efforts at the Center for a New American Security to elevate the national security debate and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow as Deputy Director of Studies. She remains an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CNAS, where her research include national security and defense reform, technology and national security, civil-military relations, and democratic accountability of use of force.
Ms. DeJonge Schulman most recently served in government as the Senior Advisor to National Security Advisor Susan Rice. Before returning to the White House in 2013, she was Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and served as Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council staff from 2011–2012. Prior to that, she worked as a special assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, first supporting the Obama administration's transition in the Department of Defense and later advising on defense strategy and budget. She began her career in government as a Presidential Management Fellow.
From 2017 - 2020, Ms. DeJonge Schulman was the co-host of the national security podcast “Bombshell,” produced by War on the Rocks where she is a senior editor. She serves as adjunct profession for Georgetown University's Security Studies Program, and is also an affiliate of Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. Her commentary and research have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico, and The Atlantic. Raised in Texas, she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science and international studies from Trinity University and her Master in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota as a Distinguished Fellow for International Peace and Conflict Studies.
(As of June 2022)