Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Senior Fellow and Director, Keystone Defense Initiative

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At A Glance:

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow and director of the Keystone Defense Initiative. She specializes 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Heinrichs earned her doctorate in defense and strategic studies from Missouri State University, where she graduated with distinction. She received 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 lives in Virginia with her husband and their five children.

Events
18
April 2024
Past Event
Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit 2024
Featured Speakers:
Valdis Dombrovskis
Dan Quayle
Kamil Šaško
Jan Růžička
Marcin Piatkowski
Michael Harms
Tomáš Pojar,
Jean P. Froehly
Tyson Barker
Marek Mora
Vassil Terziev
Dragos Stefan Roibu
Tibor Tóth
Joel Scanlon
Moderators:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Luke Coffey
Peter Rough
Jamie Fly
Matthew Boyse
Daniel Kochis
(Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit logo)
18
April 2024
Past Event
Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit 2024
(Central & Eastern Europe Strategy Summit logo)
Featured Speakers:
Valdis Dombrovskis
Dan Quayle
Kamil Šaško
Jan Růžička
Marcin Piatkowski
Michael Harms
Tomáš Pojar,
Jean P. Froehly
Tyson Barker
Marek Mora
Vassil Terziev
Dragos Stefan Roibu
Tibor Tóth
Joel Scanlon
Moderators:
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Luke Coffey
Peter Rough
Jamie Fly
Matthew Boyse
Daniel Kochis
19
March 2024
Past Event
We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Kroenig
Dan Negrea
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) steam in formation during a multiple large deck event in the Pacific Ocean on June 8, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carson Croom)
19
March 2024
Past Event
We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War

The authors of We Win, They Lose: Republican Foreign Policy and the New Cold War join Rebeccah Heinrichs to discuss the path forward for policymakers hoping to usher in a new era of American leadership.

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) steam in formation during a multiple large deck event in the Pacific Ocean on June 8, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carson Croom)
Featured Speakers:
Matthew Kroenig
Dan Negrea
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
08
March 2024
Past Event
Taking On the China Challenge with Congressman Kevin Hern
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Kevin Hern
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Two white balloons float near the Chinese flag during a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, on February 15, 2023. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
08
March 2024
Past Event
Taking On the China Challenge with Congressman Kevin Hern

Join Congressman Hern and Rebeccah Heinrichs for a conversation on how Congress can restore America’s advantage over the People’s Republic of China.

Two white balloons float near the Chinese flag during a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC, on February 15, 2023. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Congressman Kevin Hern
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
28
February 2024
Past Event
Taking Stock of Ukraine in 2024
Featured Speakers:
Lieutenant General Karel Řehka
Lieutenant General Leonard Kosinski
Jan Jireš
Oksana Markarova
Mark Newton
Maria Tomak
Luke Coffey
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Moderators:
Peter Rough
Jeremy Hunt
A Ukrainian flag is hanging in the window of an apartment building that has been heavily damaged during Russia's massive rocket attack on Kyiv, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 3, 2024. (Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
28
February 2024
Past Event
Taking Stock of Ukraine in 2024
A Ukrainian flag is hanging in the window of an apartment building that has been heavily damaged during Russia's massive rocket attack on Kyiv, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 3, 2024. (Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Lieutenant General Karel Řehka
Lieutenant General Leonard Kosinski
Jan Jireš
Oksana Markarova
Mark Newton
Maria Tomak
Luke Coffey
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Moderators:
Peter Rough
Jeremy Hunt