Madison Sparber

Research Assistant

Madison Sparber is a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Her work focuses on East Asian security and Chinese military modernization. Previously, she served in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning as a research assistant, where she helped draft, edit, and translate Mandarin sources for the Secretary's seminal report “Elements of the China Challenge.” Her prior experience also includes work at the Senate Armed Services Committee and defense consulting firm Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., focusing on defense strategy and legislative affairs. In addition to her current role at CSBA, she is a graduate student at the Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies. 


B.A., International Relations/Mandarin
Boston University