Sharon L. Cardash

Associate Director, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security

As a core member of the senior leadership team of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, Sharon L. Cardash has played a key role in growing the Center's issue portfolio, profile, and impact, in the United States and internationally. Since joining GW in 2005, Cardash has generated many of the Center's signature products, and designed or managed many of its marquee activities, together with internal and external partners including stakeholders in academia, the U.S. government, the private sector, and the diplomatic community.

Before joining GW, Cardash served as Security Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Prior to that, she worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (in Washington DC) where she managed task forces on counterterrorism and cybersecurity. Her writings on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, national security, and homeland security issues have been published by major newspapers and networks, scholarly journals and policy magazines, and trade journals and industry associations.

Cardash holds a Law degree (J.D.) from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree (M.Phil.) in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in International Relations from the University of Toronto. She clerked for Justice Joseph T. Robertson, then of the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada.


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