Rachel M. Gillum, Ph.D.

Academic and national security professional

About Rachel

Dr. Rachel Gillum is an international security expert with over a decade of experience working with the U.S. government, multinational corporations, and within academia.

Dr. Gillum is a visiting scholar at Stanford University where she is working with a team of European and American scholars to develop innovative immigrant integration policy analysis tools. Her work appears in the Washington Post, Talking Points Memo, as well as a number of scholarly publications. Her book with University of Michigan Press, Muslims in a Post-9/11 America: A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs and Their Implications for U.S. National Security Policy, explores how government counterterrorism policies can alienate the country’s most integrated Muslims and become counterproductive to national security.

Dr. Gillum is also Senior Director at RiceHadleyGates LLC (RHG), the strategic consulting firm led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. At the firm, Dr. Gillum and her team assists CEOs and senior executives at major companies to expand their businesses and meet challenges in key international markets including India, Russia, China, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Before joining RHG in 2014, Dr. Gillum served as a researcher at the RAND Corporation’s International Policy Center and was formerly a research assistant at the Department of Defense’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Gillum is an advisor at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and a Security Fellow at the Truman National Security Project.

She received her doctorate and master’s degrees from Stanford University where she studied international relations and comparative politics. She earned her bachelors at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Muslim American National Opinion Survey (MANOS)