Senior Researcher, New America

Alexandra is a senior researcher at New America. She was previously a research fellow at the Middle East Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and a Minerva/Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the United States Institute of Peace. Alexandra has written for several leading publications, including Foreign Affairs, Lawfare, and The Washington Post, and has had peer-reviewed articles published. She holds a PhD from the government department at Georgetown University, an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Wellesley College, where she was a fellow of the Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs.

I am most excited to work on projects that… seek to move beyond conventional foreign policy frameworks and explore possibilities for redefining what national security means.

I am looking for partners who can help me… see beyond my own perspective and build partnerships for change.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… reading the many responses we received from people of different backgrounds and at different places in their careers from all around the world for our essay contest to redefine national security.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… bring in more diverse perspectives to build a foreign policy that is innovative and better represents all Americans.

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