Meet our newest Global Advisory Council Member – Jessica Morse
Join us for a call with Jessica on Friday July 27th at 8:00am Pacific. Ms. Morse will speak with us via Zoom on the topic of, “Is national security a political issue? Lessons from history and life.” Scroll to the bottom of this page for the info to join the call. Hope to see you there!
Jessica Morse spent nearly ten years in National Security working for the Defense Department, State Department and the US Agency for International Development. Her assignments included a year and a half in Iraq, as well as India, Burma and US Pacific Command.
Currently, Jessica is continuing her public service by running for Congress in her home district in California.
Ms. Morse worked for US Pacific Command as an advisor on US-India defense strategy. She developed a defense engagement strategy, which included an innovative approach to using renewable energy technology as a platform for expanded technical cooperation between the US and Indian militaries. Jessica spent six months at the US Embassy in New Delhi coordinating the US-India Strategic Dialogue.
Ms. Morse also worked for several years in the field of international development. She served as the Iraq Country Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Director of Foreign Assistance. In this role Ms. Morse coordinated the $25 billion Iraq foreign assistance budget and defended her budget proposals before appropriations committee staff and harmonizing programs between the State Department and USAID.
Ms. Morse worked as a program officer in the USAID mission in Baghdad Iraq from October 2005 through January 2007. She spearheaded a USAID program that developed a professional civil service corps for Iraq’s national government. For her first six months in Iraq, Jessica served as Information Officer where she had the opportunity to visit many USAID projects across Iraq and document the impact of American foreign aid funding on individual Iraqis.
During graduate school, Ms. Morse served as an advisor for the Congressional Commission on Wartime Contracting using her lessons learned from Iraq to guide the Commission’s recommendations, including preventing human trafficking in warzones.
Ms. Morse has also worked for several non-profit organizations including Empowering the Women of Nepal in Pokhara, Nepal and Save the Children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ms. Morse holds a Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Principia College.
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