Amy Kramer is the Executive Officer and Program Coordinator at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Ms. Kramer is passionate about studying the strategic security benefits of gender equality and has written two award-winning theses on female leaders in the U.S. Army and Chinese female peacekeepers in the United Nations. While an undergraduate student at Duke University, Ms. Kramer was a Cadet in Army ROTC and worked with leaders at U.S. Army Cadet Command (Fort Knox) to help develop a new national ROTC diversity strategy. She is also an alumna of the 2018 Hertog War Studies Program. Prior to joining the ISW team, Ms. Kramer also worked as a Research Assistant in the Duke Office of Government Relations and is currently serving a two-year term on the Duke University Board of Trustees. Ms. Kramer received her B.A. from Duke University as a Robertson Scholar, graduating with the highest honors in Public Policy and Political Science. She was also selected to be a Schwarzman Scholar in 2018, earning her Master of Management Science (MMSc) degree in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in Beijing.