Olivia Leiwant is the Coordinator for the Defense Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. In this role, she facilitates the Harvard Kennedy School’s National Security Fellowship and manages the Defense Project’s research, programming, and operations. 

Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Olivia worked on democracy and governance programming at the National Democratic Institute, covering the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Turkey. Olivia also worked at the Brookings Institution for Ambassador Norman Eisen (ret.), at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and in the 115th United States Congress.

Olivia holds a B.A. in International Affairs with honors from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Last Updated: May 2, 2023, 11:30pm