Lewis Libby is Senior Vice President of Hudson Institute. He guides the Institute’s program on national security and defense issues, devoting particular attention to U.S. national security strategy, strategic planning, the future of Asia, the Middle East, and the war against Islamic radicalism.
Before joining Hudson, Libby held several high level positions in the federal government related to his current work on national security and homeland security affairs. This included roughly a dozen years working in the White House, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of State. From 2001 to 2005, Libby served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, and Assistant to the President.
Prior to joining the George W. Bush administration, Libby served as the managing partner of the Washington office of the international law firm Dechert. He was a member of the firm’s litigation department and chaired the Washington office’s Public Policy Practice Group. He also served as the Managing Partner of the Washington Office of the law firm, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon.
A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University, Libby received the Robert D. French Award for leadership and scholarship. He also graduated Columbia University Law School, where he was the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.