Center for Strategic and International Studies
Daphne McCurdy is a Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a Fellow with The Century Foundation, focusing on conflict, governance, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
She previously served at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of State, where she oversaw stabilization and countering violent extremism programs across the Middle East and Africa in Washington and the field. She has also worked at the United Nations, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and the National Endowment for Democracy’s core institutes, and she conducted research on Turkish foreign policy toward the Middle East as a Fulbright scholar in Turkey. She was a 2020 CNAS Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Fellow.
Recent Publications & News
ReportsA People-First U.S. Assistance Strategy for the Middle East
By Ilan Goldenberg, Daphne McCurdy, Kaleigh Thomas & Sydney Scarlata