Kate Bateman

CFR International Affairs Fellow

Kate Bateman is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.  Her research focuses on how systemic corruption and kleptocracy abroad undermine U.S. interests, and how the United States advances anticorruption and good governance priorities in fragile states and transitioning democracies.  Bateman was the lead author on a report for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, identifying lessons learned from the U.S. experience with corruption in Afghanistan.  Bateman has served in policy and intelligence positions at the State Department in Washington, and at embassies in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.  She also worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and was a Boren Fellow in India studying Sunni-Shia relations.  Bateman began her career as a legislative assistant covering foreign affairs for U.S. Representative Tom Allen from Maine.  She holds a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College. 

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