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Valerie M. Hudson

Valerie M. Hudson is Professor and George H.W. Bush Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, teaching in the masters of international affairs program. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis, security studies, gender and international relations, and methodology. Hudson’s articles have appeared in such journals as International Security, Journal of Peace Research, Political Psychology, and Foreign Policy Analysis. She is the author or editor of several books, including (with Andrea Den Boer) “Bare Branches: The Security Implications of Asia’s Surplus Male Population” (MIT Press, 2004), which won the American Association of Publishers Award for the Best Book in Political Science, and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Best Book in Social Demography, resulting in feature stories in the New York Times, the Economist, 60 Minutes and other news publications. Hudson was named to the list of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2009 and is one of the principal investigators of the WomanStats Project, which includes the largest compilation of data on the status of women in the world today. She is a founding editorial board member of Foreign Policy Analysis and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow; her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense. Her latest books, co-authored, are Sex and World Peace, and The Hillary Doctrine, both published by Columbia University Press.