Dr Lauren Young is an academic and policy consultant specialising in security and defence issues.
She has previously taught at the London School of Economics in the Department of International History, where she won several university-wide teaching awards. Dr Young also advises NYSE listed companies on policy issues and attends World Economic Forum events at Davos, Geneva and New York City on their behalf. She has been a contributor to the LSE Book Review and reviews manuscripts for the UCLA Journal of Terrorism and Political Violence. She is currently writing a book on Fascism in England in the 1930s to be published in the US and UK by Harper Collins.
She has also worked at the U.S. Department of State, at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in London as a Political Advisor on issues including nuclear non-proliferation, international peace and security and cyber security.
Dr Young serves on the Board of Advisors of the Yale Jackson Institute and the Yale Development Council. She is also a Trustee at the National Committee of American Foreign Policy. She holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from The Courtauld Institute, London and MPhil/PhD from King’s College, University of London.