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Deputy Director of the International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2000

Julianne Smith is a fellow and deputy director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Before coming to CSIS, she worked at the German Marshall Fund, as a program officer on the foreign policy program.


Prior to this position, she worked at the Association of the US Army and on the 1999 Kosovo conflict and post-conflict reconstruction at the British American Security Information Council. She was also the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Working with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy, she served as the principal staff advisor for all matters falling within the broad spectrum of NATO, EU, and European policy. She has worked extensively on NATO reform efforts, NATO’s operations in Afghanistan, and Libya, missile defense, and US force posture.


Prior to her position in the Pentagon, Julianne served as the director of the CSIS Europe Program and the Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership, where she led the Center’s research and program activities on US-European political, security, and economic relations. She authored or contributed to a number of CSIS books and reports, including “Alliance Reborn: An Atlantic Compact for the 21st Century (2009),” “Understanding Islamic Charities (2007),” “Muslim Integration (2007),” “Five Years After 9/11 (2006),” and “America and the World in the Age of Terror (2005).” She co-directed the Transatlantic Dialogue on Terrorism, which examined US-European disagreements over the causes of terrorism.


Earlier, Smith served as deputy director and senior fellow in the CSIS International Security Program, where she oversaw the management of more than 30 security-related projects and focused on a range of European security issues, including European defense integration and EU-US counterterrorism cooperation. Prior to joining CSIS, she worked at the German Marshall Fund as program officer for the Foreign Policy Program and director of communications for the Project on the Role of American Military Power. She has worked as a senior analyst on the European security desk of the British American Security Information Council and in Germany at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. She is a recipient of the American Academy in Berlin’s Public Policy Fellowship, the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, and the Fredin Memorial Scholarship for study at the Sorbonne in Paris. She received her BA from Xavier University and her MA from American University.

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