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Eugene Gholz
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Eugene Gholz is an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. He works primarily at the intersection of national security and economic policy, on subjects including innovation, the defense industry, defense organization and management, and U.S. grand strategy. From 2010-2012, he served in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, where he received the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service medal for his leadership of the Department's supply chain analysis initiatives and of reforms of Independent R&D (IR&D) policies. He is the coauthor of two books, Buying Military Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry and U.S. Defense Politics: The Origins of Security Policy, and of a well-known article in International Security that coined the term “restraint” as a proposal for U.S. grand strategy. Much of his recent scholarship focuses on energy security. He is chair of the international security studies section of the International Studies Association and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; he previously held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Williams College, the University of Kentucky, and George Mason University; and his Ph.D. is from MIT.