Valerie M. Hudson

Valerie M. Hudson is Professor and holds the George H.W. Bush Chair in the Department of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she directs the Program on Women, Peace, and Security. 
Professor Hudson's research includes foreign policy analysis, security studies, gender and international relations, and methodology. Hudson is one of the Principal Investigators of The WomanStats Project (, which includes the largest compilation of data on the status of women in the world today. Winner of numerous teaching awards and recipient of a National Science Foundation research grant and a Minerva Initiative grant, she was recently named a Distinguished Scholar of Foreign Policy Analysis by the International Studies Association. She is the author/co-author of Sex and World Peace,The Hillary DoctrineForeign Policy AnalysisBare Branches, and (forthcoming) The First Political Order: Sex, Governance, and National Security.