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Jennifer M. Harris

Jennifer M. Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. 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, covering a range of economic and financial issues.

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Quarterly, and the World Economic Forum among other outlets. 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. Harris is currently writing a book on the modern use of economic and financial instruments as tools of statecraft.

Articles by Jennifer Harris (1)

  • Turnbull and Jokowi: A chance to stop the fires

    This week, Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (known locally as 'Jokowi') will meet for the first time. The meeting comes at an interesting time for the two countries, both sides seeming to acknowledge that the partnership is punching well below its potential. As two of the region's most populous democracies, each navigating similarly complicated ties with China, there are plenty of structural reasons for optimism.