Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2010-2011
National Security Advisor to Senator Kamala Harris (CA)
Halie Soifer is currently serving as National Security Advisor to Senator Kamala Harris (CA), advising on matters pertaining to foreign policy, defense, veterans, and cybersecurity. Previously, she served as foreign policy advisor and committee staff for three Members of Congress – Rep. Robert Wexler (FL), Sen. Ted Kaufman (DE), and Sen. Chris Coons (DE) – including serving as Senate Foreign Relations Africa Subcommittee Staff Director when Senator Coons served as Chairman from 2010 to 2014. Most recently, from 2014 to 2016, Halie served in the Obama Administration as Senior Policy Advisor for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, focusing on matters pertaining to Israeli-Palestinian issues, the budget, and Congress. In 2008, Halie served as the Florida Jewish Vote Director for the Obama Campaign. Halie received her Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Middle East studies and international economics, and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.