Nadia Schadlow

Senior Fellow

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At A Glance:

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).

Events
12
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
The New Iron Triangle: Achieving Adaptability and Scale in Defense Acquisition
Featured Speakers:
Rob Wittman
Peter Rough
Shyam Sankar
Doug Bush
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Tim Rhatigan
Moderators:
Bryan Clark
Nadia Schadlow
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
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
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
Peter Rough
Shyam Sankar
Doug Bush
Andy Green
Joe Laurenti
Tim Rhatigan
Moderators:
Bryan Clark
Nadia Schadlow
Dan Patt
07
June 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
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
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
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