Hannah Kelley

Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program

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Hannah Kelley is a Research Associate with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her work focuses on U.S. national technology strategy and international cooperation on responsible technology use. Kelley helps run the CNAS Task Force on Biotechnology and American Competitiveness.

Before joining CNAS, Kelley interned with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, representing the Mission at Security Council meetings and developing reports for the Vatican’s central offices in Rome. While there, Kelley covered the Mission’s portfolios on nuclear nonproliferation, information and communications technologies in U.N. peacekeeping missions, and country-specific developments in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Yemen. Prior, Kelley interned with the International Rescue Committee (IRC Atlanta), providing direct client services to refugee and asylee families, as well as with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service (Atlanta), supporting southeastern export compliance and conducting market research.

Kelley has published articles in Foreign Affairs, POLITICO Magazine, The Diplomat, and the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and her commentary has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, POLITICO, The Hill, The Straits Times, National Journal, National Defense, and The Ruck.

Kelley holds both a master of international policy and a bachelor of arts in international affairs from the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.

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