Stephanie Young

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Political Scientist
Washington Office

Education

Ph.D. in history, UC Berkeley; M.A. in history, UC Berkeley; B.A. in physics, astrophysics, history, UC Berkeley

Overview

Stephanie Young is a Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, where she conducts research and analysis on a broad range of foreign policy and national security related issues. Her primary interests relate to defense budgeting and resource allocation, but other recent work has focused on security cooperation and building partner capacity, the US military transition in Iraq, special operations, and counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. In 2012 she spent three months as an analyst embedded with the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan, in Kabul. Young was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a B.A. in physics and astrophysics, and a Ph.D. in history.

Selected Publications

Richard R. Brennan Jr., et. al., Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: the Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of United States Forces-Iraq, RAND (RR-232), 2013

Christopher Paul, et. al., What Works Best When Building Partner Capacity and Under What Circumstances?RAND (MG-1253/1-OSD), 2013

Charles Nemfakos, et. al., Workforce Planning in the Intelligence Community: A Retrospective, RAND (RR-114-ODNI), 2013

Stephanie Young, Volker Janssen (ed.), Where Minds and Matters Meet: Technology in California and the West, University of California Press, 2012

Christopher Paul, et. al., Alert and Ready: An Organizational Design Assessment of Marine Corps Intelligence, RAND (MG-1108-USMC), 2011

Bernard D. Rostker, et. al., Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: An Update of RAND's 1993 Study, RAND (MG-1056-OSD), 2010

Honors & Awards

  • Foreign Policy Initiative Future Leader Program, Foreign Policy Initiative
  • Edward Teller Fellow in Science and National Security Studies, United States Department of Energy
  • Integrative Education and Research Traineeship, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

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