- Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Julia M. Santucci is senior lecturer in intelligence studies and director of the new Hesselbein Forum Leadership Program in International Affairs. Santucci has over a decade of experience in national security and foreign policy positions. She most recently served as a senior advisor in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, where she worked to advance gender equality as a core U.S. foreign policy priority. This included work to integrate women's issues into U.S. efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism globally. From 2012 to 2014, she served as director for Egypt at the National Security Council, providing advice to the president of the United States and the national security advisor on coordinating U.S. policy toward Egypt across the interagency. She worked for 10 years as a leadership analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided written assessments and oral briefings to the president, Cabinet members, and other senior officials to help inform their decision making around developments in the Middle East.