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Jennifer Harris

Senior Fellow
Council on Foreign Relations


Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Coal, Energy Economics, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Oil

Additional Areas of Expertise:

U.S. foreign policy, economic statecraft, state capitalism, U.S.-China relations, U.S. competitiveness.

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.

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