Jenna Ben-Yehuda

Adjunct Professor of International Affairs
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Areas of Expertise

Latin America, international security, gender

I'm an experienced international policy executive with nearly twenty years of combined experience working with diplomatic, defense, and development stakeholders in government, the private sector, and think-tank and academic communities. I am known for my energetic, highly collaborative leadership style, ability to see the big picture, and love of connecting people to solve tough problems. I have served in a variety of policy and programmatic roles in and out of government and have regional expertise in Latin America. I've developed programming for former Secretary of State Clinton and accompanied her on foreign travel, led intelligence briefings for and traveled with Secretary Powell, written for President Obama and five Secretaries of State, and represented the State Department in numerous interagency fora, including at the National Security Council. As Vice President of the foreign affairs practice of Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, a public sector management consulting firm, I manage a global network of diverse teams in support of clients at the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development and lead foreign affairs business development efforts. A Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Co-Chair of CFR's Term Member Advisory Committee, I am the recipient of five State Department Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards and serve as Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. In 2014, I founded the Women's Foreign Policy Network, an international network of more than 2,800 women leaders in international security, business, and development whose mission is to advance women's participation in foreign affairs.



MS National Defense University, MS National Intelligence University, BA George Washington University

Classes Taught

Security in the Americas; Gender Analysis Tools for Foreign Policy and Development