Richard Bennet is a subject matter expert on strategic competition and a leading voice in developing approaches and analytics that evaluate the effectiveness of national security and defense activities. Dr. Bennet has coordinated assessments and program evaluation at multiple U.S. combatant commands, advising operations and conducting security cooperation with key allies and partners. Prior to his practitioner roles, Dr. Bennet held research positions at Princeton University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and in an adjunct capacity for the RAND Corporation. His fieldwork has included research in Somalia, Brazil, Indonesia, Egypt, South Africa, Georgia, Kosovo, Nigeria, Colombia, Kenya, and the southern Philippines and his writing on national security topics has appeared in a variety of publications. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from the Department of War Studies at King's College London and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.