Dr. Tara Maller is the Spokesperson and Senior Policy Advisor for the Counter Extremism Project. She is also a Research Fellow in the International Security Program at New America. Previously, she was the Director of Strategic Communications for the Service Year Alliance, a joint venture of The Aspen Institute and Be The Change. Prior to the creation of the joint venture, she served as Associate Director for Strategic Communications for the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute. She is also a former military analyst at the CIA, where she focused on the Iraq insurgency. She publishes and speaks on a variety of topics including sanctions, diplomacy, intelligence, cybersecurity, terrorism, Iraq, women in security & national service. Maller has appeared as a national security commentator on Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, Fox Business and Al Jazeera America. She also previously worked as Managing Director of Operations and Managing Editor of a media startup, BrightWire Inc., in New York. Maller was a predoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago. She graduated with a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College. You can follow her on Twitter at @TaraMaller.
Expertise includes: Sanctions, diplomacy, intelligence, cybersecurity, terrorism, Iraq, Syria, homeland security, nuclear proliferation.
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