Benjamin Friedman


Part-time Faculty


Ben has taught courses at Elliott on defense policy and grand strategy. He works as a foreign policy fellow and defense scholar at Defense Priorities, a think tank. Previously he was a research fellow in defense and homeland security at the Cato Institute. He's co-edited books on military innovation, counterterrorism and grand strategy. His academic work focuses on threat perception, defense spending and grand strategy and has appeared in International Security, Political Science Quarterly, Orbis and other journals. His op-eds have run in The New York Times, USA Today Politico The Atlantic The LA Times the Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Boston Review and many other outlets. Ben is a PhD Candidate in the political science department at MIT and a graduate of Dartmouth College.