Ms. Elizabeth Leyne was a National Security Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School in 2019-2020. She has served in key leadership positions for over 14 years at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). She is currently the Chief of Analysis for Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula. Liz was previously the President’s Daily Briefer to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She has also led multiple regional and counterterrorism analytic teams in Washington, D.C. and Iraq and was a counterterrorism advisor in Afghanistan. Prior to DIA, Liz consulted for the United Nations in New York and South Africa, worked at technology firms in Cambridge, MA, and NYC, and was a Fulbright researcher in Jordan for a year. Liz has a BA in History and Political Science from Villanova University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

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