Hannah Dennis

Research Assistant, Defense Program

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Hannah Dennis is a Research Assistant for the Defense Program at CNAS where she also supports the CNAS Gaming Lab. Her research focuses on the future of warfare, defense acquisition reform, and space policy. Before CNAS, Dennis worked as a research assistant for Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken while she pursued her master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), concentrating in strategic studies and international economics. As founder and co-president of the SAIS Wargaming Club, Dennis hosted expert panels and commercial games to foster community and engender enthusiasm among students for the wargaming field.

Before SAIS, Dennis interned in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security while studying international relations at American University.

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