Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economics & Labor, National Security Council and National Economic Council
Jennifer Harris serves as Senior Director for International Economics & Labor on the National Security Council and National Economic Council staff. In this capacity, she coordinates the Administration’s policymaking process for a variety of issues at the intersection of economic policy and national security. Previously, Ms. Harris was the Director of the Economy and Society Initiative at the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Harris was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for global markets, geo-economic issues, and energy security. Ms. Harris’ work has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, and Politico, among other outlets. She is the co-author of War By Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a M.Phil from the University of Oxford, where she was a Truman and Rhodes scholar, and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.