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Capt Lushan Hannah

Captain Lushan Hannah, representing the U.S. Coast Guard, was formerly a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2021–22 at the Hoover Institution.

Captain Hannah’s Coast Guard career includes operational experience in Southern California, New Orleans, and throughout the Pacific Rim where he had the privilege to build partnerships with public and private sector teams to bolster maritime security, clean up pollution, conduct search and rescue, and respond to natural disasters. He reports to the Hoover Institution following a tour as Commanding Officer of the Pacific Strike Team, responsible for mitigating hazardous material incidents for the Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii and the Pacific Territories. He earned his commission from Officer Candidate School and holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland - UC, a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan and Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. His research interests include disaster resilience, crisis leadership, talent management and national security impacts on the marine transportation system.

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