Annie Pforzheimer

Senior Nonresident Associate, CSIS

Annie Pforzheimer is a former career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. She is currently a senior nonresident associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an adjunct professor at the City University of New York, and a member of nonprofit organizations advocating for Afghan women. Her 30-year diplomatic career focused on civilian security and the rule of law. She was the acting deputy assistant secretary of state for Afghanistan and deputy chief of mission in Kabul from 2017–2019; director at the NSC for Central America; head of the State Department’s $700 million security assistance program in Mexico; and the lead embassy human rights officer in Turkey and South Africa.

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