Senior Advisor and Director of External Relations
King is a Senior Advisor and the Director of External Relations at the Center
for a New American Security, where she oversees strategic communications and
outreach. Previously, she served as a vice president at the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR) where she led the Washington office, ran special projects and
authored a study on Congress and national security. Earlier in her career, Ms.
King held several positions on CFR’s staff in New York, including as Associate
Director of the European-American Relations project and as editorial assistant
at Foreign Affairs.
Prior to returning to CFR in 2007, Ms. King
worked extensively in the non-profit arena in Washington. She was Vice
President for External Relations at the Center for Strategic and International
Studies, Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Institute of
Peace and the first Executive Director of the Association of Professional
Schools of International Affairs, which she headed for nearly a decade.
Ms. King has also served in both the executive
and legislative branches of government. She was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of
State for Legislative Affairs from 1999 to 2001 and was Senior Legislative
Assistant for Foreign and Defense Policy to former Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Ms. King is also a consultant, providing advice
on strategic planning and communications to international education non-profit
organizations. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the
Women’s Foreign Policy Group. She holds a bachelor's degree in political
science from Vassar College and a master’s degree in international affairs from
Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.