Lindsay L.



Executive Director

Lindsay Rodman, Executive Director

Lindsay L. Rodman is the Executive Director of LCWINS. She began her career as an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP. She then joined the Marine Corps and served as a judge advocate for eight years on active duty in various assignments including deployment to Afghanistan, serving as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and selection as a White House Fellow, placed at the National Security Council.

After transitioning into the Reserves, Lindsay became a political appointee in the Pentagon, serving first as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness and then as the Senior Advisor, International Humanitarian Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Prior to joining LCWINS, Lindsay was selected as the Council on Foreign Relations' inaugural International Affairs Fellow in Canada, where she lived for two years, and then served as Executive Vice President for Communications and Legal Strategy at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Lindsay remains an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School, and Duke University.




Fall Fellow

Alden Leader

Alden Leader is the Fall Fellow for LCWINS. Prior to joining the LCWINS team, Alden was an editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, the flagship academic publication for the Walsh School of Foreign Service. She recently had an article published by War Room on the security implications of China’s Uighur policies.

Alden graduated from the Georgetown Security Studies program with an M.A. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Northwestern University.

She lives in Connecticut with her new husband and their dog, Fitz.