Nadia Schadlow

Senior Fellow

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Nadia Schadlow is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and a co-chair of the Hamilton Commission on Securing America’s National Security Innovation Base. 

Biography

Nadia Schadlow is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and a co-chair of the Hamilton Commission on Securing America’s National Security Innovation Base. 

She conducts research and analysis on a range of issues at the intersection of strategy, national security, and technology. She writes on topics that include the vulnerabilities of US supply chains in areas such as advanced batteries and energetic materials; the relationship between climate and defense policy; and the disconnects between strategy and operational policies. Her articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Parameters, the Wall Street JournalPhilanthropy, and several edited volumes.

Dr. Schadlow was most recently US deputy national security advisor for strategy. In that capacity she led the drafting and publication of the 2017 National Security Strategy of the United States. Earlier in her career, she served as a senior program officer in the International Security and Foreign Policy Program of the Smith Richardson Foundation, where she helped identify strategic issues that warranted further attention from the US policy community. She also served in the Defense Department. 

Dr. Schadlow holds a BA in government and Soviet studies from Cornell University and an MA and PhD from the John Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

12
June 2024
Past Event
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Aditi Kumar
Lt. Gen. Robert M. Collins
Mitch Skiles
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Michael Brasseur
Michael Hiatt
Josh Martin
Moderators:
Nadia Schadlow
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Hill, a motor transport operator assigned to Combat logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fastens the propeller arms on a Tactical Resupply Vehicle 150 (TRV) unmanned aircraft system during test flight operations in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 6, 2024.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Salazar)
12
June 2024
Past Event
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition

Join Hudson for a three-part event discussing the challenges and opportunities facing Western militaries and defense industries as they attempt to achieve relevant capability at scale.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew Hill, a motor transport operator assigned to Combat logistics Battalion 6, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, fastens the propeller arms on a Tactical Resupply Vehicle 150 (TRV) unmanned aircraft system during test flight operations in Setermoen, Norway, Feb. 6, 2024.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Salazar)
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Aditi Kumar
Lt. Gen. Robert M. Collins
Mitch Skiles
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Michael Brasseur
Michael Hiatt
Josh Martin
Moderators:
Nadia Schadlow
Bryan Clark
Dan Patt
07
June 2024
Past Event
NATO in the New Era of Collective Defense
Featured Speakers:
Admiral Rob Bauer
Peter Rough
Moderator:
Nadia Schadlow
Admiral Rob Bauer, chair of the Military Committee of NATO, inspects the equipment of members of the German-French Brigade on July 10, 2023, in Gaiziunai, Lithuania. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Getty Images)
07
June 2024
Past Event
NATO in the New Era of Collective Defense

NATO CMC Admiral Rob Bauer will discuss where the alliance needs to improve, the state of the Russia-Ukraine War and deterrence against Moscow, and the readiness of NATO’s defense industrial base.

Admiral Rob Bauer, chair of the Military Committee of NATO, inspects the equipment of members of the German-French Brigade on July 10, 2023, in Gaiziunai, Lithuania. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Admiral Rob Bauer
Peter Rough
Moderator:
Nadia Schadlow
29
September 2023
Past Event
India’s Role in a New Pacific Order
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Stephen E. Biegun
Nadia Schadlow
Jayant Sinha, MP
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Shekhar Sinha
Moderator:
Kenneth R. Weinstein
US President Joe Biden and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi listen to the national anthems during a welcoming ceremony for Modi on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2023. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)
29
September 2023
Past Event
India’s Role in a New Pacific Order

Join Hudson Institute and the India Foundation for an invitation-only event focused on the role Washington and the American business community can play in strengthening bilateral economic and strategic relationships between the US and India.

US President Joe Biden and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi listen to the national anthems during a welcoming ceremony for Modi on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2023. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Walter Russell Mead
Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Stephen E. Biegun
Nadia Schadlow
Jayant Sinha, MP
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Shekhar Sinha
Moderator:
Kenneth R. Weinstein
28
September 2022
Past Event
Establishing and Fortifying US National Security Supply Chains
Featured Speakers:
Representative Michael Turner
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick
Edlyn Levine, PhD
Gilbert Kaplan
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Daniel McKivergan
Staff Sgt. Neil Oltmer uses metallic inert gas welding to build a mounting plate on March 18, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (US Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua)
28
September 2022
Past Event
Establishing and Fortifying US National Security Supply Chains

The United States must have secure, reliable, and scalable supply chains for critical supplies and technologies. For decades there has been an overrel

Staff Sgt. Neil Oltmer uses metallic inert gas welding to build a mounting plate on March 18, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. (US Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class David Bernal Del Agua)
Featured Speakers:
Representative Michael Turner
Representative Brian Fitzpatrick
Edlyn Levine, PhD
Gilbert Kaplan
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Daniel McKivergan
28
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Insights on the Upcoming National Security Strategy from Michael R. Pompeo and Nadia Schadlow
Featured Speakers:
Nadia Schadlow
Michael R. Pompeo
U.S. President Joe Biden is greeted by Colonel Matthew Jones, Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, on March 23, 2022. (Getty Images)
28
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Insights on the Upcoming National Security Strategy from Michael R. Pompeo and Nadia Schadlow

This event will premiere on this page at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, March 28. Register for the event here.

U.S. President Joe Biden is greeted by Colonel Matthew Jones, Commander, 89th Airlift Wing, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, on March 23, 2022. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Nadia Schadlow
Michael R. Pompeo
10
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is China Headed for an Economic Crisis?
Featured Speakers:
Leland Miller
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
A man takes a photo of a wall showing images of Communist Party Chairman and President Xi Jinping as part of a display at the newly built Museum of the Communist Party of China on June 25, 2021, in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
10
January 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Is China Headed for an Economic Crisis?

This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Monday, January 10. Register for the event here.

A man takes a photo of a wall showing images of Communist Party Chairman and President Xi Jinping as part of a display at the newly built Museum of the Communist Party of China on June 25, 2021, in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Leland Miller
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
08
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Book Talk with Elbridge A. Colby
Featured Speakers:
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Elbridge A. Colby
Nadia Schadlow
Michael Pillsbury
08
October 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Book Talk with Elbridge A. Colby

Please be advised: This event will air live on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, October 8. Register for the event here.

Featured Speakers:
Kenneth R. Weinstein
Elbridge A. Colby
Nadia Schadlow
Michael Pillsbury
29
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | An Emerging G2? Prospects for Transatlantic Tech Cooperation
Featured Speakers:
Tyson Barker
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Peter Rough
29
September 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | An Emerging G2? Prospects for Transatlantic Tech Cooperation
Featured Speakers:
Tyson Barker
Thomas J. Duesterberg
Nadia Schadlow
Peter Rough
12
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | US and Japan National Security and Defense Strategies
Featured Speakers:
Elbridge Colby
Nobushige Takamizawa
Sugio Takahashi
Nadia Schadlow
Masashi Murano (Moderator)
12
May 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | US and Japan National Security and Defense Strategies

Join Hudson Institute Japan Chair Fellow Masashi Murano, Senior Fellow Nadia Schadlow, and expert panelists Elbridge Colby, Nobushige Takamizawa, and

Featured Speakers:
Elbridge Colby
Nobushige Takamizawa
Sugio Takahashi
Nadia Schadlow
Masashi Murano (Moderator)
16
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | One Belt One Road and Great Power Competition: A Conversation with Eyck Freymann
Featured Speakers:
Eyck Freymann
Nadia Schadlow
Patrick M. Cronin
Eric Brown
16
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | One Belt One Road and Great Power Competition: A Conversation with Eyck Freymann

One Belt One Road (OBOR) is about more than just infrastructure financing – it is a powerful vehicle of (often malign) influence aimed at extending th

Featured Speakers:
Eyck Freymann
Nadia Schadlow
Patrick M. Cronin
Eric Brown
10
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Special Representatives Brian Hook and Elliott Abrams on the Evolving Tehran-Caracas Relationship
Featured Speakers:
Elliott Abrams
Brian Hook
Nadia Schadlow
10
July 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Special Representatives Brian Hook and Elliott Abrams on the Evolving Tehran-Caracas Relationship

**__This event will premiere on this page at 12 p.m. EDT, Friday, July 10.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with Special Representative f

Featured Speakers:
Elliott Abrams
Brian Hook
Nadia Schadlow
18
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Strength of Democracies: The Atlantic Relationship During COVID-19
Featured Speakers:
Liselotte Odgaard
David Shullman
Sven Biscop
Nadia Schadlow
18
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | The Strength of Democracies: The Atlantic Relationship During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed strengths and flaws in the ability of democracies to manage global crises.

Featured Speakers:
Liselotte Odgaard
David Shullman
Sven Biscop
Nadia Schadlow
07
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Security and Stability Through Economic Empowerment: A Conversation with Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Sean Cairncross
Featured Speakers:
Sean Cairncross
Nadia Schadlow
07
May 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Security and Stability Through Economic Empowerment: A Conversation with Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Sean Cairncross

**__Please be advised: This event will be premiering at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 7.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a conversation with Millennium

Featured Speakers:
Sean Cairncross
Nadia Schadlow
06
April 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | A Conversation with Under Secretary of State Keith Krach on America's Economic Security
Featured Speakers:
Nadia Schadlow
Keith Krach
06
April 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | A Conversation with Under Secretary of State Keith Krach on America's Economic Security

**__Please be advised: This event will be livestreamed only starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 6.__**

**__If you have questions for our paneli

Featured Speakers:
Nadia Schadlow
Keith Krach
31
March 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Great Power Competition?
Featured Speakers:
Eric Brown
Michael Doran
Blaise Misztal
Nadia Schadlow
31
March 2020
Past Event
Video Livestream | How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Impact Great Power Competition?

Hudson experts discuss how the novel coronavirus pandemic is shaping strategic competition.

Featured Speakers:
Eric Brown
Michael Doran
Blaise Misztal
Nadia Schadlow
01
August 2019
Past Event
Countering Emerging Economic Threats
Featured Speakers:
Nadia Schadlow
Anthony Vinci
01
August 2019
Past Event
Countering Emerging Economic Threats

Experts discuss U.S. economic defense

Featured Speakers:
Nadia Schadlow
Anthony Vinci
20
June 2019
Past Event
New Perspectives on Shared Security: NATO’s Next 70 Years
Featured Speakers:
Amanda Sloat
Nadia Schadlow
Peter Rough
Nate Sibley
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20
June 2019
Past Event
New Perspectives on Shared Security: NATO’s Next 70 Years

Experts discuss the future of NATO

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Featured Speakers:
Amanda Sloat
Nadia Schadlow
Peter Rough
Nate Sibley
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sail in formation in the Philippine Sea, June 9, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryre Arciaga)
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The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) sail in formation in the Philippine Sea on June 9, 2023. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryre Arciaga)
This aerial photograph taken on February 1, 2024, shows residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP via Getty Images)
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Residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv, on February 1, 2024. (Roman Pilipey/AFP via Getty Images)
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