Cheryl Benard

Dr. Cheryl Benard (PhD, University of Vienna) is a senior political scientist at RAND. Expertise includes Afghanistan and the Middle East and international education issues. Has researched radicalism, public diplomacy, and women in development in the Islamic world. Received several awards, including the Theodor Kery Prize for Socially Relevant Research and the Donauland Prize. Is a member of numerous academic and governmental advisory commissions.