Dr. Samantha Ravich advises private industry and Federal and State governments on international security, financial, and political risk. She was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community. Ravich is now the CEO of A2P, LLC, a social media analysis firm promoting liberty and the free market. She is also a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Ravich was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney and served in the White House for 5½ years where she was the Vice President’s representative on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Proliferation. Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. In 2000, Cambridge University Press published Ravich’s book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” which is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses.
She is member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as an advisor to the Director for multiple US intelligence agencies. She is a frequent keynote speaker on international security, cyber, and the future of intelligence.