President & CEO, Global Ties U.S.

Dr. Katherine Brown is the President & CEO of Global Ties U.S., the largest and oldest citizen diplomacy network in the United States. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Before joining Global Ties U.S. in 2018, Katherine was a Public Policy Manager at Facebook, Inc., where she was also in residence as a Council on Foreign Relations’ International Affairs Fellow. Her U.S. government experience includes serving as the Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; Professional Staff Member at the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Communications Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan; and Assistant to the National Security Advisor at the White House. She received her Ph.D. in communications from Columbia University in 2013. Her book, “Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan” was released by Oxford University Press in March 2019. She is a member of the Alliance for International Exchange Board and University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy Advisory Board. Katherine also was a former Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a French American Foundation Young Leader.

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