Nora Bensahel
2006, NEFP
Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Responsible Defense Program, Center for a New American Security


Dr. Nora Bensahel is currently Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of International Service at American University. She is a widely published expert on U.S. defense policy, military operations and force structure; coalition and alliance operations; and leader development. Dr. Bensahel has held senior positions at the Center for a New American Security and RAND Corporation. She taught in the Security Studies Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for more than a decade. She earned her BA from Cornell University and her MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University.


Defense Policy, Military Strategy and Budgeting, Alliance and Coalition Relations

Selected Scholarly Publications