Stephen Hadley

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center

Stephen Hadley '72 is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Paul Tsai China Center. He is a principal of RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm, and has been a participant in the Center’s activities for many years. He is one of the leading foreign policy experts in the United States. From 2005 to 2009, he served as National Security Advisor, the principal White House foreign policy advisor to the president. From 2001 to 2005, Hadley served as the Deputy National Security Advisor.  From 1993 to 2001, Hadley was a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner and a principal in the Scowcroft Group, an international consulting firm founded by Brent Scowcroft.  Hadley served as the assistant secretary of defense for international security policy from 1989 to 1993. Prior to this position, Hadley alternated between government service and law practice with Shea & Gardner. Immediately after graduating from Yale Law School in 1972, Hadley served on active duty in the U.S. Navy.  He serves on a number of corporate and advisory boards. He is currently Board Chair of the United States Institute of Peace, an Executive Vice Chair of the Atlantic Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the advisory board of Yale University’s Kissinger Papers. He is based in Washington, D.C.