Amy Zegart is the Co-Director of Stanford’s Center for International Security & Cooperation and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. She co-teaches a GSB course on political risk management with Condoleezza Rice and a Political Science course on international security with Martha Crenshaw.
Zegart spent twelve years as a Public Policy professor at UCLA where she won two prestigious teaching awards. Before her academic careers, she spent three years at McKinsey & Company and served on the Clinton Administration’s National Security Council staff.
Her research examines organizational challenges and innovations in national security. She was profiled by the National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in U.S. intelligence reform. Her publications include Spying Blind, which won the National Academy of Public Administration’s Brownlow Book Award, and Flawed by Design, which won the American Political Science Association’s Leonard D. White Award. From 2009 to 2011, she served on the National Academies of Science Panel to Improve Intelligence Analysis. Her commentary has been featured on national television and radio shows and in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.
A former Fulbright scholar, Zegart received an AB in East Asian Studies from Harvard and an MA and PhD in Political Science from Stanford.