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Counterpoint Institute for Policy, Research, and Education (CIPRE) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the voice for conservatives in the global arena. Our mission is to expose the truth about issues in national security, foreign policy, and our nation's cultural foundations -- to educate Americans and drive public policy change. 

Counterpoint Institute advances conservative policies based on God-given, constitutionally-guaranteed individual rights and the values and merits of national sovereignty, free market economies, and the cultural foundations of family, religious liberty, and the right to life. 


Shea Bradley-Farrell, Ph.D.

President, Counterpoint Institute

Shea Bradley-Farrell, PhD is President of Counterpoint Institute for Policy, Research, and Education (CIPRE) in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Shea is an expert in foreign policy and aid, national security, international development, and women’s issues. Dr. Shea is also the first international Senior Fellow for the Center for Fundamental Rights in Budapest, Hungary, and is writing a book about Hungarian national sovereignty to be published December 2023. 

Dr Shea worked directly with the Trump administration, including Sec. Mike Pompeo and Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump, on multiple issues while serving as the VP of International Affairs for Concerned Women for America. Recently she was professor and subject matter expert for the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) of the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Shea possesses an active U.S. security clearance.

Dr. Shea publishes Op-eds in outlets such as Human Events,  National Review, Daily Signal,  The Washington TimesThe European Conservative,  Daily Caller, The Hill, Washington Examiner,  the Federalist and many others.  She is a weekly guest on SiriusXM Patriot Stacy on the Right (Wednesdays 10 p.m.), and a regular guest on multiple TV news shows such as One American News Network (OANN), Victory News TV, and multiple European media channels.  Dr. Shea presents at conferences all over the world such the Heritage Foundation, the Wilson Center for International Scholars, U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Services Institute, CPAC Hungary 2022 and 2023, and the Gulf Studies Symposium.


Dr. Shea holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Tulane University, where she was Adjunct Lecturer in the International Development Studies Program in 2015. In 2014, she was Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait.  

She is a member of the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Border Security Coalition and former Affiliated Faculty and Policy Fellow at George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. 

As an international development professional, Dr. Shea has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America delivering capacity building and training assistance to international partners. She has hands-on experience with project design and management, budgeting, curriculum design and development, recruitment, and grants management. She is well-schooled in USAID programming and policies has worked with a variety of international donors including World Bank, Exxon, FedEx, and Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science.

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Shea Bradley-Farrell, PhD

President, Counterpoint Institute

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