Megan Reiss is senior national security fellow with the R Street Institute, where she writes about cybersecurity and other pressing national security issues. She is also a senior editor of Lawfare as well as a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School’s National Security Institute.

Megan joined R Street in September 2017 from Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., for whom she was also a senior national security fellow. Before that, she was co-manager of the William P. Clements Jr. Papers Project, a collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin’s Clements Center for National Security and its Briscoe Center for American History.

Earlier in her career, she was a research associate at the Hoover Institution.

Megan has a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University; a masters of law in international criminal justice and armed conflict from the University of Nottingham School of Law; and a doctorate in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

A South Dakota native, she lives in Arlington, Virginia.


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