With a decade of experience in national security and foreign policy positions at the White House, CIA, and the Department of State, Senior Lecturer Julia Santucci has tackled policy challenges from an intelligence, national security, and human rights perspective. Not only has she interacted frequently with high-level government officials about decisions on critical policy decisions, she provided written assessments and oral briefings to the President.


Teaching and Research Areas

Santucci’s research includes these key areas:

  • Middle East
  • U.S. government
  • National security
  • Intelligence community
  • State department
  • Women’s issues


Select Publications and Funded Research

  • “Gender Equality as a National Security Priority,” Center for a New American Security, Voices from the Field Series, September 15, 2017.
  • “Back Leadership on Human Rights, Poverty Aid,” The Pittsburgh Catholic, June 9, 2017.
  • “Countering Violent Extremism Means Countering Gender Inequality,” War on the Rocks, December 16, 2015.


Consultancies and Public Services

  • U.S. Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, April 2015 - February 2017.
  • Central Intelligence Agency, McLean, Virginia, Leadership AnalystApril 2005 - April 2015.
  • National Security Council Staff, The White House, Washington, District of Columbia, Director for Egypt, April 2012 - May 2014.