Alexandra Bruer is a Master in Public Policy 2020 candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Before attending HKS, she served on active duty for five years as an U.S. Army officer. During this time she completed two overseas deployments. Prior to her military service, Alexandra supported research efforts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-U.S.), focusing on counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East and Iran’s nuclear program. She also spent seven months in Egypt during the Arab Spring, studying Middle Eastern politics and learning Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Alexandra earned her bachelor’s degree in Government and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University. Her policy interests include international security with a special focus on the Middle East and civil-military relations.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018, 1:09pm