Sale Lilly is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. His primary research interests are China’s economic development, Chinese soft power, business best practice in military systems, military explosive blast-related science and military veteran mental health. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Before joining RAND, Lilly worked in management consulting designing crisis simulations and wargames for Fortune 50 clients in banking and healthcare. Lilly also served for eight years as a threat analyst in the U.S. Navy, working across Eurasia and Southwest Asia. He received his B.S. in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy, and his M.A. in economic and social history and M.A. in modern Chinese studies from Oxford University.