Providing New Voices

With Resources and Guidance

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. Scholars are original, critical thinkers who bring new frameworks to their thinking about strategic questions or employ traditional frameworks in novel ways. They work across disciplines to explore the future.

Host institutions partnering with the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation select a Scholar and award them a grant to conduct their work. Both the host institution and the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation provide the Scholar with resources to review and refine their work, including but not limited to feedback sessions with advisors, coordination with subject matter experts, and limited travel funds for research. The Scholar is not in-residence at the host institution.

Jordan Schneider

2023-2024 Andrew W. Marshall Scholar

Hudson Institute Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Episode 1: RAND CEO Jason Matheny Gives a Masterclass on Risk and Organizational Design

Jordan Schneider is a noted China expert, blogger, and podcaster. He is the creator of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked for The Rhodium Group, Bridgewater, and the Eurasia Group. Jordan received a master’s degree in economics from Peking University’s Yenching Academy and a BA in history from Yale. His research has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Wired, and Lawfare. He is proficient in Chinese.

Jordan’s scholarship will include long-form discussions with experts across disciplines to explore how technology, operational concepts, and organizations drive and respond to changes in the character of war. These conversations will draw on one of the oldest forms of scholarship—dialogue—to reveal how military paradigms evolve and how this evolution can help America and its allies deter and dissuade aggression.

Commander Robert “Jake” Bebber, USN

2022-23 Andrew W. Marshall Scholar

Hudson Institute Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Jake Bebber is a Cryptologic Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently the Cyber Operations Branch Head for U.S. Special Operations Command. Recently he was Executive Officer for Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, and Cryptologic Resource Coordinator for Carrier Strike Group 12. Previously he served at U.S. Cyber Command, 7th Fleet, Submarine Direct Support Officer, the National Security Operations Center, and at Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost in Afghanistan. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Central Florida. He is supported by his wife, Dana, and their two boys, Vincent and Zachary.

Arthur Tellis

2021-22 Andrew W. Marshall Scholar

Hudson Institute Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Read Arthur Tellis’s paper, “Immaterial Competition: Rethinking the Roles of Economics and Technology in the U.S.-China Rivalry”

Arthur Tellis is a director in the office of the Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense in OSD(Policy). His portfolio includes defense industrial base cybersecurity and counterintelligence, commercial technology transition, and international partnerships. Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he was a staffer on the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he specialized in cyber operations and cybersecurity issues. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with a major in Economics and a minor in History.

Updates

News Releases | 07/17/24

New Publication and Video: “Cognitive Competition, Conflict, and War: An Ontological Approach,” by Jake Bebber

AWMF is pleased to share the Hudson Institute’s publication of Cognitive Competition, Conflict, and War: An Ontological Approach, by Robert “Jake” Bebber, PhD. Jake’s paper examines the operations and technologies that target decision-making and raises important considerations for the future of warfare.
News Releases | 11/30/23

AWMF Welcomes Jordan Schneider as Andrew W. Marshall Scholar

The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to continue its partnership with Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology. For the 2023–24 academic term, Jordan Schneider, noted China expert, blogger, and podcaster, will be serving as the Andrew W. Marshall Scholar.
Publications | 05/19/22

Inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Scholar Publication

The Andrew W. Marshall Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of “Immaterial Competition: Rethinking the Roles of Economics and Technology in the US-China Rivalry,” […]

News Releases | 05/12/22

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 […]