JaRel L. Clay
Digital Content Manager
JaRel Clay is the Digital Content Manager at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Joining CNAS in August 2013, JaRel develops and implements CNAS’ digital communication strategy, manages the Center’s email marketing efforts, designs graphics for online promotion, and produces CNAS’ podcasts and expert video interviews. He has also supported the Center’s media relations efforts, securing placements in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Reuters, Mashable, Bloomberg, Defense News, C-SPAN, CNN, MSNBC and NPR.
Prior to joining CNAS, JaRel served for the public affairs practice at Edelman, the world’s largest independent public relations agency. He supported public affairs initiatives for Edelman’s energy, automotive and natural resources clients. JaRel worked to build strategic partnerships and strengthen his clients’ traditional and online media presence. His op-ed placements often focused on national security and energy policy issues, appearing in The Washington Post, Washington Times, and regional outlets.
JaRel holds a master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Kent State University.
Recent Publications & News
PodcastWhat does the U.S. withdrawal mean for the 2015 Paris Agreement?
By Dr. David Gordon, Divya P. Reddy, Elizabeth Rosenberg & JaRel Clay
PodcastPaul Scharre Discusses Open Letter on Autonomous Weapons
By Paul Scharre & JaRel Clay
PodcastTrump, Europe, and the Future of the Transatlantic Security Relationship
By Rachel Rizzo & JaRel Clay
CNAS, Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone Launch New Database on UAS
By Ben FitzGerald, Paul Scharre & JaRel Clay
Press ReleaseCenter for a New American Security and the Center for the Study of the Drone Release “The Drone Database”
By JaRel Clay
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