Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a leading expert on troubled democracies facing serious violence, polarization, corruption, and problems of poor governance. In 2010, Time magazine named Rachel one of the top 40 political leaders under 40 in America for her decade as the founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project, which assisted campaigns, advocated for legislation, and fostered a new generation of military veterans and national security leaders to enhance global security, democracy, and human dignity. In 2011, Hillary Clinton appointed Rachel to the Foreign Affairs Policy Board, which advised the Secretary of State quarterly, a role she served through 2014.