Ben Freeman, Ph.D
Senior Policy Advisor, National Security Program
Dr. Freeman is the Senior Policy Advisor for National Security at Third Way. He specializes in Department of Defense personnel issues, weapons procurement, and is the author of The Foreign Policy Auction, an investigation of the foreign influence industry in America. His work and commentary on national security issues has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, on National Public Radio, CNN, and in numerous other media outlets.
Dr. Freeman has utilized his expertise testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee and as an instructor in the School of Security and Global Studies at American Military University, where he teaches research methods and analytics.
Prior to joining Third Way, Dr. Freeman was a national security investigator at the Project On Government Oversight and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Texas A&M University, where he was also an instructor in the Political Science Department and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.