Information Operations

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Information operations and warfare, also known as influence operations, includes the collection of tactical information about an adversary as well as the dissemination of propaganda in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. RAND research has enabled military leaders and policymakers to develop strategies and policy frameworks to address the challenges of these military operations.

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    Alyssa Demus

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in foreign policy and national security, American University; B.A. in international relations, University of Southern California; B.A. in political science, University of Southern California

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    Todd C. Helmus

    Senior Behavioral Scientist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Wayne State University

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    Jennifer Kavanagh

    Director, Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program, RAND Arroyo Center; Senior Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of Michigan; M.A. in political science, University of Michigan; B.A. in government, Harvard University

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    William Marcellino

    Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University

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    Krystyna Marcinek

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland

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    Caitlin McCulloch

    Education B.A. in government, Cornell University; B.A. in China and Asia-Pacific Studies, Cornell University; M.A. in government and politics, University of Maryland; Ph.D. in government and politics, University of Maryland-College Park

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    Brian Mills

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in physics, Florida State University; B.S. in applied and computational mathematics, Florida State University

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    Christopher Paul

    Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

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    Marek N. Posard

    Military Sociologist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in sociology, University of Maryland; M.A. in political science, Loyola University Chicago; B.A. in political science, Loyola University Chicago

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    Hilary Reininger

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution, George Mason University; B.A. in Middle East studies and Arabic, Brigham Young University

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    Benjamin J. Sacks

    Associate Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in history, Princeton University; M.A. in history, Princeton University; B.A. in history, Tufts University

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    Michael Schwille

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international development studies, George Washington University; B.A. in history, University of Pittsburgh

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    Linda Slapakova

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    Education M.Phil. in international relations, St Antony's College, University of Oxford; B.A. in international affairs (European peace and security studies), Vesalius College, Brussels

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    Erik Van Hegewald

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in astronautical engineering/applied math, United States Air Force Academy

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    Anthony Vassalo

    Senior International/Defense Policy Researcher
    Education BS, USMA; MA in history, Duke; ALM in management, Harvard

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    Padmaja Vedula

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education M.I.P.P. in American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in computer science, Andhra University; M.S. in computer applications, National Institute of Technology, India

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    Jonathan Welch

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education M.A. in international relations and international economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; B.E. in marine engineering, State University of New York Maritime College