Collin Meisel

Associate Director of Geopolitical Analysis

What I do

Collin Meisel is the Associate Director of Geopolitical Analysis at the Pardee Center. He is also a subject matter expert at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and a Nonresident Fellow with the Strategic Foresight Hub at the Stimson Center.

Through data gathering, index construction, and quantitative analysis, Collin’s research focuses on international interactions and the measurement of the depth and breadth of political, diplomatic, economic, and security ties between countries as they have and are projected to evolve across long time horizons. In recent years, he has completed funded research for the U.S. National Intelligence Council, U.S. Army Future Studies Group, U.S. Agency for International Development’s Ukraine mission, and other partners.

Collin is a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 2008 to 2016. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University, where he was selected as one of five McCourt Scholars for his graduating class. His research has been published in the Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Peace Research, and Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, and his commentary has been published by Defense One, The Hill, the Modern War Institute at West Point, and War on the Rocks, among other outlets.


  • A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force
  • B.A. in Political Science from American Military University
  • M.P.P. in Public Policy from Georgetown University