Leisel Bogan was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate at the RiceHadleyGates, LLC, consulting firm. She began working at the Hoover Institution in 2009.
Her research focuses on US foreign policy, political economy, international relations, and the International Criminal Court. She has worked with David Davenport on international law issues and with Abraham Sofaer on cybersecurity and international agreements.
Bogan also serves in the office of Condoleezza Rice, aiding the former secretary of state on issues of emerging markets and evaluating the development and sustainability of democracies. She also conducted research for Rice’s most recent best seller, No Higher Honor.
Bogan holds a master's degree in public policy from Pepperdine University and a BA, magna cum laude, in political science and international relations from California State University, Bakersfield.