During a time when there are many complex foreign relationships and looming threats on the global scene, the National Security Council (NSC) needs to rely on wise leadership and counsel. None is better equipped than former Heritage expert Lisa Curtis.
According to Dr. James Carafano, Heritage Vice President of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy,
“She is exactly the skilled, principled expert the NSC needs during this pivotal time in our nation’s history.”
Curtis was appointed to the National Security Council earlier this year as the senior director for South Asia. This appointment was recently highlighted by CQ Magazine, which described her as one of “five Washington hands who have a knack for smoothing out the process.” The feature story goes on to describe Curtis’s role and responsibilities at the NSC:
Tasked with making headway in the thorny and knotty relationship with Islamabad is Lisa Curtis, a longtime expert on Pakistan and counterterrorism…Curtis has the unenviable job of finding a way to convince Islamabad to crack down on the terrorist organizations operating from its territory rather than continuing to covertly provide support to groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.
Curtis worked at The Heritage Foundation for 10 years, where she was a senior research fellow in Heritage’s Asian Studies Center. She’s written extensively on U.S. national security interests and regional geopolitics. Read some of Curtis’s research >>
Previously she worked in the U.S. government on South Asian issues for 16 years. During that time she worked as a staffer for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a senior advisor to the assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs, an analyst for the CIA, and as a diplomat in the U.S. embassies in Pakistan and India.
Thanks to you, Heritage scholars like Lisa Curtis continue to fight for and support our country by applying their expertise and experience in powerful positions of influence.
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