Lynne Weil is the Director of External Affairs for the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University. Ms. Weil’s expertise in public diplomacy and international communications has been developed through senior staff positions in the U.S. Congress, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for Global Media. She started on Capitol Hill as a legislative fellow for Senator Ted Kennedy, and went on to serve as press secretary for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Communications Director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she also handled the public diplomacy oversight portfolio. At the State Department, she was a senior advisor to the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; she was a senior executive at the BBG. Prior to entering public service, Ms. Weil was a journalist for domestic and international media, including National Public Radio, The New York Times and the BBC. In addition to her role at the Elliott School, she is an adjunct professor at American University and serves on the board of directors of PYXERA Global. Ms. Weil earned a Master’s in Public Policy at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).