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Defense Innovation Scholar

William Healzer

William Healzer, from Los Altos, California, is pursuing a B.A.H. in political science and history at Stanford University. His research interests include the impact of emerging technological threats to U.S. defense strategy in the Indo-Pacific, security in the former Soviet space, and Chinese military posture in response to insurgent violence in Asia. He has worked at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the Center for Security and International Studies’ International Security Program, the Preventive Defense Project, and Technology for Global Security, where he focused on nuclear command and control, defense applications of metamaterials, and force development. On campus, William directs the Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum, which promotes collaborative research on key issues between American and Russian students and young professionals. He has also served as a research assistant to LTG H.R. McMaster (Ret.), Col Mark F. Cancian (Ret.), Dr. Scott Sagan, and former Secretary of Defense Dr. William J. Perry.