Steve Brent is a member of the faculty of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, teaching economics and industry analysis. Prior to joining NDU in 2006, he was a career Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Agency for International Development, serving in South Africa, Egypt, and Washington. Before joining USAID in 1987, Dr. Brent was a Legislative Assistant to Senator Nancy Landon Kassebaum, Chair of the Africa Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He served six years in the Navy, including duty in Vietnam. He has a PhD in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an MS in Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a BA in Economics from Duke University.