Russell Wald is the Senior Manager for External Affairs with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. In this role, he is the lead government relations representative on behalf of the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on national security, cyber, and technology policy. In addition to his work at Hoover, Wald is the head of outreach for the Stanford Cyber Policy Program (SCPP).
Previous to his current role he was the Program Manager for National Security Affairs at the Hoover Institution, where he spearheaded numerous programs including the Stanford Congressional Cyber Boot Camp and the Project on the Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations. In 2015, he led the official program at Stanford University hosting then Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter titled, “Rewiring of the Pentagon: Charting a New Path on Innovation and Cybersecurity.” He also played a supporting role with the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University where President Barak Obama signed the executive order on “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.” Wald also served as special assistant to Hoover Fellows Amy Zegart and Ashton Carter. Prior to his work at Stanford, he held numerous roles with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. In addition to being a graduate of UCLA, Wald is a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Partner with the Truman National Security Project.