Caitlin Lee

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Adjunct Political Scientist
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Ph.D. in war studies, King's College London; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; B.A. in political science, Northeastern University


Caitlin Lee is an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Starting in fall 2022, she will teach SEST 629 Force Planning at Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Her research focus is on aerospace power and defense strategy and planning. She has led and worked on projects related to force planning, wargaming, campaign planning, technological capabilities development and employment, readiness, senior leader development, and personnel management. 

As the senior aviation reporter of the Americas Bureau of Jane's Information Group from 2006 to 2014, she covered military technology, budget, acquisition and strategy issues inside the Pentagon and at airbases across the US and worldwide, including airfields in Afghanistan, the UK and France. Her work has appeared in Air and Space Power Journal, Aviation Week and Journal of Strategic Studies. She has a Ph.D. in war studies from King's College in London and an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University. She graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University.