Kiron K. Skinner, Ph.D. is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. At Carnegie Mellon University, she is the Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy. Her areas of expertise are international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and political strategy. Since 2004, she has served on the Chief of Naval Operations’ Executive Panel. During the presidency of George W. Bush, Professor Skinner served on the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board and was a White House appointee to the National Security Education Board. Her coauthored books Reagan, in His Own Hand and Reagan, a Life in Letters were New York Times best sellers, and The Strategy of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin was excerpted on the opinion page of the New York Times. Her opinion pieces appear in leading newspapers and national online outlets.