Ms. Hannah W. Kraushaar

Ms. Hannah Kraushaar is the Education Program Manager for the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, where she supports the Center’s Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) and its Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Graduate Fellowship Program. She also manages the Center’s Internship Program.

Prior to joining the WMD Center, Ms. Kraushaar served as a Research Analyst for the National Defense University’s Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL). There she developed and facilitated strategic policy exercises for US and international government officials, Congressional staff, and academic audiences and served as CASL’s primary designer for exercises related to the Western Hemisphere. As such, Ms. Kraushaar focused her research on illicit trafficking in the Americas and designed and contributed to exercises on US security cooperation with Brazil and Mexico, security challenges in Central America, and disaster response operations in the Western Hemisphere. She has also served as the Western Hemisphere Research Assistant for the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies. There, she contributed to manuscripts on Colombia and Cuba and wrote a piece on the Law of the Sea in the Americas for the Institute’s Global Strategic Assessment, published in 2009.

Ms. Kraushaar holds a master’s degree in Security Policy, focusing on Transnational Security and the Western Hemisphere, from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where her capstone project focused on predictors of violence, using Haiti as a case study.