At A Glance:

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, specializing in US national defense policy with a focus on strategic deterrence.

Biography

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and the director of its Keystone Defense Initiative. She specializes in US national defense policy with a focus on strategic deterrence.

Ms. Heinrichs currently serves as a commissioner on the bipartisan Strategic Posture Commission, which was created in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. She also serves on the US Strategic Command Advisory Group and the National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness.

She is an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics where she teaches nuclear deterrence theory and is also a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.

Ms. Heinrichs earned her MA in national security and strategic studies from the US Naval War College and graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director’s Award for academic excellence. She earned her BA in history and political science from Ashland University in Ohio, was an Ashbrook Scholar, and currently serves as a member of the University's Board of Trustees. She is enrolled at Missouri State University pursuing her doctorate of defense and strategic studies.

She lives in Virginia with her husband and their five children.

Events
17
November 2022
Past Event
China’s Cold War against the United States
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. John Hemmings
PLA Submarine
17
November 2022
Past Event
China’s Cold War against the United States

Please join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs for a conversation with Dr. John Hemmings on how the US can best utilize cutting-edge systems and technologies in this new cold war.

Thursday 11:00 - 12:00PM
PLA Submarine
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. John Hemmings
04
August 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Implications of Speaker Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
Featured Speakers:
H.R. McMaster
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Patrick M. Cronin
A US government plane carrying Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi takes off from Taipei Songshan Airport on August 03, 2022, in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)
04
August 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Implications of Speaker Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

The Taiwan visit by House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi raises new questions about peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait

Thursday 10:00 - 11:00AM
A US government plane carrying Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi takes off from Taipei Songshan Airport on August 03, 2022, in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by Annabelle Chih/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
H.R. McMaster
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Patrick M. Cronin
21
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Thinking the Unthinkable Part II: What if Putin Wins in Ukraine?
Featured Speakers:
David Asher
Bryan Clark
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Kenneth R. Weinstein
William Schneider
21
June 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Thinking the Unthinkable Part II: What if Putin Wins in Ukraine?

This event will premiere on this page LIVE at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 21. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
David Asher
Bryan Clark
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Kenneth R. Weinstein
William Schneider
29
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Thinking About the Unthinkable in Ukraine: Could Putin Use Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Featured Speakers:
David Asher
Bryan Clark
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
William Schneider
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a concert marking the eighth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on March 18, 2022. (Getty Images)
29
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Thinking About the Unthinkable in Ukraine: Could Putin Use Weapons of Mass Destruction?

This event will premiere on this page LIVE at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, March 29. Register for the event here.

Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a concert marking the eighth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on March 18, 2022. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
David Asher
Bryan Clark
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
William Schneider
Kenneth R. Weinstein