Julia M. Santucci

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Julia M. Santucci is the Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, where she also directs the new Hesselbein Forum Leadership Program in International Affairs. Ms. Santucci has over a decade of experience in national security and foreign policy positions. She most recently served as a Senior Advisor in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, where she worked to advance gender equality as a core U.S. foreign policy priority. This included work to integrate women's issues into U.S. efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism globally. From 2012-2014, she served as the Director for Egypt at the National Security Council. She worked for ten years as a leadership analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided written assessments and oral briefings to the President, Cabinet members, and other senior officials to help inform their decision making around developments in the Middle East. Ms. Santucci holds a Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Dayton.

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