Washington, DC – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today that Jennifer R. Psaki will serve as its new vice president for communications and strategy. 

Over the course of fifteen years in public service, Psaki has held a number of senior communications leadership positions, including most recently as U.S. President Barack Obama’s White House communications director, and as the U.S. State Department spokesperson under Secretary of State John F. Kerry. She is also a veteran of a number of successful campaigns at the state and federal levels, a former senior aide in Congress, and a fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. 

“We’re living in an age of global disruption and tectonic change transforming both foreign policy and the way we communicate about it,” said Psaki. “Carnegie, bolstered by its team of talented experts doing groundbreaking work at centers around the world, is uniquely positioned to provide fresh insight and innovative ideas in this new marketplace. I am thrilled to be once again working under the visionary leadership of Ambassador Burns and honored to be joining so many distinguished new colleagues.” 

Psaki will oversee an award-winning team of communication professionals across Carnegie’s six global centers working with one hundred scholars in twenty countries looking to connect with thinkers and doers around the world who can help realize Andrew Carnegie’s vision of a more peaceful world. 

“Jen is without a doubt one of the most talented communication professionals of her generation and someone with a remarkable track record at the intersection of policy and communications,” said Carnegie President William J. Burns. “She has precisely the right mix of experience and expertise to further strengthen Carnegie’s reputation as a leading independent source of analysis, ideas, and initiatives on today’s new international landscape.”

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