Interview with Professor Amy Zegart


  • Morgan Cortina Stanford University


Amy Zegart is a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as well as a Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Professor Zegart researches U.S. intelligence, cybersecurity, emerging technologies and national security, and global political risk management, focusing on demystifying common misconceptions surrounding the intelligence community and analyzing the ways in which intelligence institutions operate. Through her Spies, Lies, and Algorithms class at Stanford University as well as her various publications in The Atlantic, Professor Zegart is a revered author, professor, and researcher. 

Her publications include Spies, Lies, and Algorithms, Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity, and Spying Blind. She has worked with a variety of authors such as Condoleezza Rice and Herb Lin. 

Professor Zegart attended Harvard University for her undergraduate education and obtained her Master’s degree and Ph.D in Political Science at Stanford University.