MONTGOMERY - Jennifer M. Harris, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss the role of trade, investment and economic diplomacy in a presentation on "Geoeconomics" during a presentation of the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Troy University Montgomery.
The presentation will be in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests.
Prior to joining the Council, Harris was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State responsible for global markets, geo-economic issues and energy security. In that role, Harris was a lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda, which launched in 2011.
Before joining the State Department, Harris served on the staff of the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC), covering a range of economic and financial issues.
Harris' work has appeared in "The New York Times," "The Washington Quarterly" and "The World Economic Forum," among other outlets. Harris is the author of the book, War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft, co-authored with Robert Blackwell.
A Truman and a Rhodes scholar, she holds degrees in economics and international relations from Wake Forest University (BA) and Oxford University (MPhil), and a JD from Yale Law School.
The Alabama World Affairs Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to increase individuals' knowledge of world affairs and how they impact the United States. The Council also serves as a platform to showcase some of the world-class faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base's Air University. The Council has partnered with Troy University, bringing all Council events to the University's Montgomery Campus.