William J. Wade

Executive Officer


William J. Wade is the Executive Officer of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). In this role, William works closely with ISW’s President, Kim Kagan, in defining, planning, and implementing her strategic vision for ISW. Previously, William had been a Hertog War Studies Fellow at ISW.

William graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA). He was named the SPIA 2023 Vernon W. Metz scholar for overall academic excellence. William has spent significant time living and traveling abroad, including two years in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro (2018-2020) and conducting independent research on refugees near Ukraine’s western border (2022). William is also an avid basketball fan and was a member of the 2023 Princeton Tigers Sweet 16 March Madness run.

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