Kimberly Kagan

Faculty Member, War & Foreign Affairs at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

Kimberly Kagan

Kimberly Kagan

Faculty Member, War & Foreign Affairs at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

Biography

Kimberly Kagan is the founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War. She has taught at West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and American University. She is the author of The Eye of Command (2006) and The Surge: a Military History (2009), editor of The Imperial Moment (2010), and has published essays in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Washington Post, among others.

Dr. Kagan served in Kabul for seventeen months from 2010 to 2012, working directly with General David H. Petraeus and General John Allen, and received the Distinguished Public Service Award for her voluntary deployment. She served as part of General Stanley McChrystal’s initial assessment team in Kabul in summer 2009. She also conducted many battlefield circulations of Iraq between 2007 and 2010. Dr. Kagan serves on the Academic Advisory Board at the Afghanistan-Pakistan Center of Excellence at CENTCOM.

She received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University and had Olin postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and Yale.

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The Institute for the Study of Wa

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2

Number of Awards

1

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Faculty Member, Political Thought & Philosophy at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

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Venture Partner at SCP Private Equity Partners

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Editor, History of the Western Soldier at Praeger Press

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Former Director, President & Secretary at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

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Managing Director & Global Head, Global Asset Risk Services at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC

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Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at The Institute for the Study of War

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Faculty Member, War & Foreign Affairs at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

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Faculty Member at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

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Faculty Member, Economics & Domestic Policy at Hertog Foundation, Inc.

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Kimberly Kagan
Faculty Member, War & Foreign Affairs at Hertog Foundation, Inc.
Education
Ph.D. in History

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Spirit of America is a privately-funded 501c3 nonprofit charity founded in 2003. Through a groundbreaking partnership with the US military, our all-veteran field team works alongside deployed American troops to provide private-sector resources and know-how in support of their missions. Spirit of America's mission is to support the safety and success of US troops and diplomats and the local people they want to help. In the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress recognized Spirit of America for our "important contribution in supporting the missions of deployed United States personnel around the world."

Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. It is committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization.

Awards & Honors
Distinguished Public Service Award
Creative Works
Author

The Eye of Command

The Surge: A Military History

Editor

The Imperial Moment

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