Jefferson P. Marquis

Senior Political Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic and military history, Ohio State University; M.A. in international security affairs, Columbia University; B.A. in history, University of California, Berkeley


Jefferson P. Marquis is a senior political scientist and former manager of the International and Security Policy Group at the RAND Corporation. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Marquis has written on a wide-range of defense policy issues for the U.S. Army, Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense. In recent years, he has led studies related to the planning and assessment of Department of Defense security cooperation and security force assistance initiatives in Afghanistan, Africa, and Latin America. His publications include: U.S. Army Security Cooperation: Toward Improved Planning and Management, Assessing the Value of Army International Activities, and Adding Value to Air Force Management Through Building Partnerships Assessment. Marquis has a Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic and military history from Ohio State University and an M.A. in international security affairs from Columbia University.