Dr. Gary Geipel

Dr. Gary Geipel
Senior Associate

Gary L. Geipel is a Senior Associate of National Institute for Public Policy. He is engaged in studies of deterrence strategy applied to specific U.S. adversaries, and continues research and writing on transatlantic security issues, European foreign policies, and comparative public-policy development in the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Geipel also works as a senior speechwriter for a Fortune 500 company outside the national-security sector.

Prior to joining National Institute, Dr. Geipel served for 11 years with the Indianapolis-based Hudson Institute, including positions as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2001-2003), Senior Fellow and Director of Research (1995-1998), and as a Research Fellow in Hudson’s Center for European and Eurasian Studies (1990-1995). Among other policy-research work, Dr. Geipel has directed large-scale studies on the impact of German unification, played a lead role in projects for the U.S. Navy, developed a framework for understanding the likely course of European integration, launched an ongoing series of transatlantic social-policy symposia, and contributed to Hudson Institute’s widely recognized Workforce 2020 report and to analyses of the impact of population aging on domestic and foreign policies.

In the late 1990s – during a leave of absence from policy research – Dr. Geipel worked on a presidential campaign and established a marketing and writing consultancy. Previously, he worked as a researcher for the MOSAIC Group at the University of Arizona (1989-90) and as an analyst for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Washington (1987-89). He also has worked as a reporter and editor for national publications. Geipel holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and has studied at the University of Munich, Germany, and the University of Southern California.

Dr. Geipel is the editor of several books and the author of more than one hundred articles, monographs, and speeches. His writings have appeared in many journals, including the Current History, Wall Street Journal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, National Review, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and Los Angeles Times. He also has appeared on many local, national, and overseas radio and television talk shows regarding foreign policy and other public-policy questions. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and given hundreds of presentations on policy topics at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe.