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Ms. Jenna Ben-Yehuda

Truman National Security Project

Ms. Jenna Ben-Yehuda is the President and CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project. A George Washington University alumna, Ms. Ben-Yehuda was in the inaugural class of the Women's Leadership Program, which played a role in launching her career at the United States Department of State, where she served for 12 years in a range of policy, programmatic, and intelligence roles before pivoting to the private sector. Ms. Ben-Yehuda is the founder of the Women's Foreign Policy Network, a membership community of 3,500 women in 100 countries, and is a frequent media contributor on topics related to women's leadership and national security. A Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Ben-Yehuda taught a graduate seminar on Security in the Americas at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. She lives with her husband and three “spirit children” in Chevy Chase, MD.