Scott R. Siler


Part-time Faculty


Scott is a seasoned advisor with over a decade of experience helping senior executive officials better fulfill business and mission goals by developing strategic and tactical objectives in response to emerging political, economic, and technological trends. An award winning researcher, Scott’s work has ranged from writing and presenting technical papers with NASA staff to publishing articles in leading Harvard policy journals to helping Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security director for Iraq and Afghanistan, write a book on U.S. energy and foreign policy.

Scott is also a Senior Data Scientist at Ninja Analytics, Inc. a boutique data science and intelligence analysis company. At Ninja, Scott helps public and private entities apply data science techniques to address transnational and geo-economic issues such as illicit finance and anti-money laundering (AML), narcotics smuggling, border security, and international trade.

As well, Scott served as the Director of Analytics for GlobalWonks, Inc., an online marketplace for on-demand global affairs and political risk consulting services where he was responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s data and analytics strategy.

Prior to GlobalWonks, he was a Senior Economist and Senior Lead Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group (SIG) and Commercial Analytics practice. There he developed, led, and conducted analyses for clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Presidential Oil Spill Commission, and NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Prior to Booz Allen, Scott was a commercial consultant providing economic and financial analysis services to the engineering, insurance, and banking industries.

He holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College, a M.B.A. from Georgetown University, a Certificate in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a M.P.A from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Political Science and a member of the Intelligence National Security Alliance (INSA).

Geopolitical & Country Risk, Transnational Issues, Strategy & Operations, Data Science/Machine Learning

B.A., Gettysburg College
M.B.A., Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
Certificate, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
M.P.A, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

IAFF 6186 – Political Risk Analysis