Julianne Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Ms Smith served as a Senior Vice President at Beacon Global Strategies LLC. Prior to that she worked as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States from April 2012 to June 2013. During March and April of 2013, she served as the Acting National Security Advisor to the Vice President. Prior to her posting at the White House, she served as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.
Before joining the Obama administration, Ms. Smith served as the director of the CSIS Europe Program and the Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership, where she led the Center’s research and program activities on U.S.-European political, security, and economic relations. Before that, she worked at the German Marshall Fund as program officer for the Foreign Policy Program and director of communications for the Project on the Role of American Military Power. She has worked as a senior analyst on the European security desk of the British American Security Information Council and in Germany at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow in 1996/97.
Ms. Smith serves on the Board of Advisors of the Truman National Security Project and the National Security Network. She is currently an Associate Fellow with Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute for International Affairs, in London, and a Senior Associate with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.