Julianne Smith is a senior advisor and serves as the director of the Asia Program and the Geopolitics Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she coedits “Shadow Government.” She is also a senior advisor at WestExec Advisors. In 2018, she was awarded the Weizsäcker Fellowship from the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin where she spent a year focusing on German foreign policy and transatlantic cooperation in Asia. In 2016-2018, Smith directed the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In 2012-2013, she served as the deputy national security advisor to the vice president of the United States. In March and April 2013, she served as the acting national security advisor to the vice president. Before her post at the White House, she served for three years as the principal director for European and NATO policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Ms. Smith has also worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Association of the U.S. Army on the Project on the Role of American Military Power and the British American Security Information Council.
Position: Senior Advisor at the German Marshall Fund of the United States