David L. An

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


Ph.D. candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in public policy/admin/analysis, Harvard University; M.A. in Asian Studies, Harvard University; B.A. in history, Yale University


David An is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. An conducted risk assessments for homeland and national security agencies on terrorism, critical infrastructure, and inbound foreign investments as an analyst at Centra Technology, Inc., a government consultancy. He has also managed the development and deployment of web-based training on analytical tradecraft for government analysts. Prior to joining Centra, he researched regulatory frameworks of infrastructure public-private partnerships as a consultant for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. An also interned with the U.S. State Department in Seoul, Paris, and Washington, D.C. He completed an M.P.P. focusing on political and economic development and an A.M. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University. He graduated cum laude with distinction with a B.A. in history from Yale University and was the recipient of the Andrew. D. White thesis prize. His PRGS research interest is on the impact of global supply chains on defense industrial production and procurement.