Rebecca Turkington North America 2020

Rebecca Turkington is the Assistant Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to joining the Council she was the program manager at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security where, as part of its founding team, she led the Institute’s research on countering violent extremism, and contributed to flagship reports on gender and transitional justice and women’s participation in peace negotiations. Rebecca previously worked on women’s political participation in transitional democracies at the National Democratic Institute, the Women in Public Service Project, and as an intern at the Moroccan Ministry of Interior. She has a BA in International Relations/History from Wellesley College, where she was a Madeleine K. Albright Fellow, and a MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. Her writing has been published by the West Point CTC Sentinel, The New Republic, War on the Rocks, Mediterranean Politics, and OpenDemocracy, and she is currently curating an archival exhibition on U.S. participation in the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women. In October she will begin a doctoral program in History at Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar.