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Defense Innovation Scholar

William Healzer

William Healzer is the Project Lead for Project Wēishè. 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. 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. William received his B.A.H. in political science from Stanford University.