IWP is pleased to welcome Rebeccah Heinrichs, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, as an adjunct faculty member. At Hudson, Ms. Heinrichs provides research and commentary on a range of national security issues and specializes in nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and counter-proliferation.
Ms. Heinrichs served as an adviser on national security and foreign policy to Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and helped launch the bi-partisan Missile Defense Caucus. She holds an MA in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. She also graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director's Award for academic excellence. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University in Ohio, and graduated from the Ashbrook Scholar Program.
Ms. Heinrichs is teaching a course on Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control this summer. This course challenges students to consider the purpose of U.S. nuclear weapons and the role they play in U.S. security policy. Students are introduced to the works of influential nuclear theorists and challenged to weigh their arguments against counter-arguments. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with competing schools of deterrence theory, able to compare and contrast nuclear strategies, and to assess potential risks, costs, and outcomes of those strategies.
IWP Founder and President John Lenczowski commented: "We are delighted to welcome one of the leaders of the next generation of experts on nuclear strategy and arms control who is rare in her resistance to utopian illusions."