Julia Santucci

  • Co-Founder, Vice-President, WIIS-Pitt
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

With a decade of experience in national security and foreign policy positions at the White House, CIA, and the Department of State, 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.

Representative Publications

“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.

Research Interests

Santucci’s research includes these key areas:

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