Leisel Bogan

Research Fellow
Biography: 

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.

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Analysis and Commentary

2012 In Perspective: Information, Decision-making, And Democracy

by Leisel Boganvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Information, Decision-making, and Democracy

by Leisel Boganvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Much of the flurried media coverage of the RNC convention last week highlighted the weird or the unexpected (Santorum’s “hands” speech, Condoleezza Ric

Analysis and Commentary

Not much to celebrate as ICC turns 10

by Leisel Boganvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, June 14, 2012

For all its symbolic importance and dedication to “never again,” the International Criminal Court has been at best an awkward institution of the international community, and at worst, an ineffectual instrument of politics-by-other-means...

Not much to celebrate as ICC turns 10

by Leisel Boganvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, June 14, 2012

On June 15th 2012, the International Criminal Court will swear in its second Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, at its headquarters in The Hague, just weeks before the Court’s tenth anniversary on July 1st.