Emily Tenuta

Development Associate

Emily Tenuta is the Development Associate for the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Ms. Tenuta works closely with the Vice President for Development to steward the Center’s corporate donor portfolio and Corporate Partnership Program, strengthen and build CNAS’ National Security Conference sponsorship campaign, manage development-related events, and act as a liaison between the development team and CNAS’ seven research programs.

Prior to joining CNAS in 2017, Ms. Tenuta was a research assistant for the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. While there, she collaborated with Professor Patrick Paterson on civilian-military relations in Colombia, International Criminal Court cases and Special Tribunals, and international humanitarian law as well as worked with former Diplomat in Residence, Ambassador Adam Blackwell, on U.S. Foreign engagement strategy and appropriations in Central America.

Ms. Tenuta earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from Villanova University. Her academic interests include the ethics of war, international law, and political philosophy, and she is fluent in Spanish. Ms. Tenuta is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professions (AFP).

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