Katherine Brown, Ph.D., assumed leadership of Global Ties U.S. on April 9, 2018.
Katherine brings a wealth of experience from the media, nonprofit, and academic sectors, as well as the U.S. government. She is highly regarded in the international affairs and public diplomacy arena as a strategic, forward-thinking leader.
From 2013-2016, Katherine Brown served as Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, a body authorized by Congress to oversee and promote U.S. government activities that intend to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. Most recently, she was a Public Policy Manager at Facebook, Inc. where she was also in residence as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.
Previously, she held numerous roles in government, including assistant to the White House national security adviser; communications adviser for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul; and professional staff member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Katherine also served on the boards of the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California and the Global Ties Foundation. She is a non-resident senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University.
She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in communications from Columbia University and B.A. from the George Washington University.