Jake Bebber Named as Second Andrew W. Marshall Scholar

Sponsored by Hudson Institute

Jaffrey, NH – The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation (AWMF) welcomes its second Andrew W. Marshall Scholar, Robert “Jake” Bebber, who will be sponsored by Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology from May 2022 to April 2023.

The Andrew W. Marshall Scholar experiment provides new voices with the resources and guidance to conduct a year-long study on U.S. national security.

Jake’s study will offer a methodological approach to understand and evaluate complex social systems necessary for the United States to achieve strategic effects. Building on the U.S. Cyber Command’s effective operational concepts of persistent engagement and defending forward, the study will apply trends in neuroscience, dual use technology, and financial business models to focus on confrontation and tools below armed conflict. The study’s results will propose lines of effort that create battlespace awareness, identify U.S. and adversary vulnerabilities, conduct cognitive and counter-cognitive campaigns, and best build and employ forces and capabilities to compete and win in this enduring confrontation.

“The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation is delighted to welcome Jake into its community of new voices,” Jaymie Durnan, Co-founder and Chairman of AWMF, said. “Jake’s interdisciplinary study will use an innovative social science approach to explore important questions about U.S. strategy to compete below the threshold of armed conflict.”

“Jake’s research will apply his experience and knowledge of cyber operations to explore new ways of thinking about great power confrontations,” Bryan Clark, Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, said. “U.S. Cyber Command is one element of the U.S. government that is effectively countering Chinese and Russian hybrid or gray-zone aggression, which offers some insights for U.S. strategy more broadly.”

Established in July 2020, Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology examines the evolving field of military competition and the implications of emerging technologies for defense strategy, military operations, capability development, and acquisition.

In 2021, Hudson Institute selected Arthur Tellis as the inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Scholar. Arthur’s study, to be published in the spring of 2022, focuses on the role of economics in the U.S.-China competition.

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