Michelle Grisé

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Policy Researcher
Washington Office


Ph.D. in history, Yale University; J.D. in law, University of Michigan; B.A. in history, University of Chicago


Michelle Grisé is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on Iran, South Asia, Russian military strategy, strategic competition, and international law. Prior to joining RAND, Grisé was a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Society for the History of Technology's NASA Fellow in the History of Space Technology, a visiting researcher at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, a policy fellow at the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and a Fulbright fellow in Israel. She received a Ph.D. in history from Yale University, a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. in history from the University of Chicago. In addition to her work at RAND, Grisé teaches at Carnegie Mellon University's Institute for Politics and Strategy.  

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
  • Critical Language Scholarship


Russian; French; Hebrew


  • Decisionmaking

    Women and Statecraft History

    RAND associate policy researcher and historian Michelle Grisé discusses her training as a historian and how she uses it to inform current policy debates and decisionmaking.

    Dec 16, 2020

    Center for Strategic and International Studies