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Dr. Susan Bryant, SEI Executive Director

Susan Bryant is a 1989 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She currently works as the Executive Director of SEI. She also  teaches Grand Strategy and Military History at Georgetown University and Defense Policy Making at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and acts as  a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. Susan is a  veteran of the United States Army having served  28 years on active duty, with more than 20 of them in strategic level assignments. Her military assignments include: Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University, Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Assessments for the United States Security Coordinator for Israel and Palestine, and as the Division Chief for the Strategy, Concepts and Doctrine Division on the Army Staff. Her overseas tours include assignments in Israel, Afghanistan, and South Korea. Dr. Bryant’s education  includes a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Yale University, a Master’s Degree in Operational Planning from Marine Corps University’s School of Advanced Warfighting and a Doctorate in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. She is also former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, as well as a Columbia University Next Generation Fellow.  

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