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.

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
17
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Russia’s War of Aggression: A Conversation with Congresswoman Victoria Spartz
Featured Speakers:
Representative Victoria Spartz
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
A view of destruction after an apartment building was hit by a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 14, 2022. (Getty Images)
17
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Russia’s War of Aggression: A Conversation with Congresswoman Victoria Spartz

This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, March 17. Register for the event here.

Thursday 9:00 - 10:00AM
A view of destruction after an apartment building was hit by a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 14, 2022. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Representative Victoria Spartz
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
12
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | China’s Coercive Missile Strategy and the US Response
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Mark Lewis
Timothy A. Walton
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. Christopher Yeaw
A formation of Dongfeng-17 conventional missiles attends a military parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China, Oct. 1, 2019. (Getty Images)
12
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | China’s Coercive Missile Strategy and the US Response

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 12. Register for the event here.

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
A formation of Dongfeng-17 conventional missiles attends a military parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China, Oct. 1, 2019. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Mark Lewis
Timothy A. Walton
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. Christopher Yeaw
26
August 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation with Admiral Richard
Featured Speakers:
Admiral Charles Richard
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
26
August 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation with Admiral Richard

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 26. Register for the event here or via the register button

Thursday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Admiral Charles Richard
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
07
July 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation on Strategic Forces with Rep. Mike Turner
Featured Speakers:
Mike Turner
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
07
July 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Conversation on Strategic Forces with Rep. Mike Turner

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 7. Register for the event here or via the register button.

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Mike Turner
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
12
August 2020
Past Event
Video Event | General John E. Hyten on Progress and Challenges Implementing the National Defense Strategy
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
General John E. Hyten
12
August 2020
Past Event
Video Event | General John E. Hyten on Progress and Challenges Implementing the National Defense Strategy

**__This event will premiere on this page at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 12.__
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Join Hudson Institute for a discussion with Vice Chairman of th

Wednesday 12:00 - 12:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
General John E. Hyten
24
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Ford on U.S. Policy and the Missile Technology Control Regime
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Christopher Ford
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
24
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Ford on U.S. Policy and the Missile Technology Control Regime

**__This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, July 21.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with Assistant Secretary

Friday 3:45 - 4:20PM
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Christopher Ford
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
30
June 2020
Past Event
Video Event | A Conversation with Dr. Mark Lewis on the Pentagon's Defense Modernization Priorities
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. Mark Lewis
30
June 2020
Past Event
Video Event | A Conversation with Dr. Mark Lewis on the Pentagon's Defense Modernization Priorities

**__Please be advised: This event will premiere at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 30. Click here to view this event on Hudson’s website.__**

Join Hu

Tuesday 12:00 - 12:45PM
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. Mark Lewis
26
March 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream - America’s Role in the World Amid a Pandemic: A Discussion with Former Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy
Featured Speakers:
Michèle Flournoy
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
26
March 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream - America’s Role in the World Amid a Pandemic: A Discussion with Former Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy

Please be advised: This event will be livestreamed only starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, March 26.

If you have questions for our guest, please em

Thursday 9:30 - 10:30AM
Featured Speakers:
Michèle Flournoy
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
13
August 2019
Past Event
Ensuring U.S. Technological Superiority: An Update from Under Secretary Michael D. Griffin
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Michael D. Griffin
13
August 2019
Past Event
Ensuring U.S. Technological Superiority: An Update from Under Secretary Michael D. Griffin

Hudson Institute will host a discussion with Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael Griffin on priorities, progress made over

Tuesday 10:45 - 12:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Michael D. Griffin
29
May 2019
Past Event
The Arms Control Landscape
Featured Speakers:
Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr.
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. James H. Anderson
Tim Morrison
Thomas DiNanno
Russian Yars ballistic nuclear missiles on mobile launchers roll through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade rehearsals on May 6, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
29
May 2019
Past Event
The Arms Control Landscape

Featuring DIA Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr. on Russian and Chinese nuclear weapons.

Wednesday 8:45 - 11:00AM
Russian Yars ballistic nuclear missiles on mobile launchers roll through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade rehearsals on May 6, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, Jr.
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Dr. James H. Anderson
Tim Morrison
Thomas DiNanno
09
May 2019
Past Event
The UN vs. Israel: Strengthening U.S.-Israeli Relations in the Age of Trump
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Jon Lerner
Kevin Moley
Kristen Silverberg
09
May 2019
Past Event
The UN vs. Israel: Strengthening U.S.-Israeli Relations in the Age of Trump

Experts discuss the U.S. role in the UN

Thursday 11:45 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Jon Lerner
Kevin Moley
Kristen Silverberg
06
February 2019
Past Event
The 2019 U.S. Missile Defense Review: A Conversation with Under Secretary John C. Rood
Featured Speakers:
John C. Rood
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
(Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
06
February 2019
Past Event
The 2019 U.S. Missile Defense Review: A Conversation with Under Secretary John C. Rood

Experts discuss the Missile Defense Review

Wednesday 9:45 - 11:00AM
(Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
John C. Rood
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
24
January 2018
Past Event
U.S. Responses to the North Korean Threat: A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz
Featured Speakers:
Senator Ted Cruz
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
24
January 2018
Past Event
U.S. Responses to the North Korean Threat: A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz and Rebeccah Heinrichs discuss the North Korean threat.

Wednesday 3:15 - 4:15PM
Featured Speakers:
Senator Ted Cruz
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
07
December 2017
Past Event
Shared Threats and a Common Purpose: U.S.-Romania Missile Defense Cooperation
Featured Speakers:
H.E. Ambassador George Cristian Maior,
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
U.S. anti-missile station Aegis Ashore Romania in Deveselu, Romania, May 12, 2016 (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
07
December 2017
Past Event
Shared Threats and a Common Purpose: U.S.-Romania Missile Defense Cooperation

Romanian Ambassador George Maior and Rebeccah L. Heinrichs on U.S.-Romanian missile defense cooperation and NATO security coordination in Europe

Thursday 10:30 - 11:30AM
U.S. anti-missile station Aegis Ashore Romania in Deveselu, Romania, May 12, 2016 (DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
H.E. Ambassador George Cristian Maior,
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
10
February 2016
Past Event
Space and Missile Defense Forces and Capabilities for the Warfighter: A Conversation with Lt. Gen. David Mann
Featured Speakers:
Lt. Gen. David Mann
Rep. Doug Lamborn
Rep. Trent Franks
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
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10
February 2016
Past Event
Space and Missile Defense Forces and Capabilities for the Warfighter: A Conversation with Lt. Gen. David Mann

Lt. Gen. David Mann and Hudson Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs discuss the military's space and missile defense capability requirements.

Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30PM
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Featured Speakers:
Lt. Gen. David Mann
Rep. Doug Lamborn
Rep. Trent Franks
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs