About Eric Ham

Eric Ham is the author of S.O.S.: A U.S. Strategy of Statebuilding, and he is the chair of the Fragile State Strategy Group in Washington. A U.S. Senate fellow, he was a national security advisor to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittees on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Strategic Forces; and Readiness and Management Support. Ham also conducted research and analysis for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. At the Center for Strategic and International Studies he was director of congressional relations. He was staff director for the Joint Experts’ Statement on Iran at the 3d Security Initiative. He currently serves as a senior adviser for Global Political Solutions, a Washington-based leading multi-service business development and government relations firm. A political science graduate of the University of Michigan, he also holds a Master of Public Policy Degree from the University of Chicago. He and his wife reside in Washington, D.C