May 07, 2024 |

Thomson Reuters Social Impact and Human Rights Advisor Named CSIS Strategy and Statecraft Fellow

Heather C. Fischer, Senior Advisor for Social Impact and Human Rights at Thomson Reuters, has been named a 2024 Center for Strategy and International Studies (CSIS) Strategy and Statecraft Fellow. One of 22 recipients, Fischer joins senior executives from the U.S. government and private sector to engage world-leading experts and policy practitioner to better understand the challenges taking place in today’s world and the way policymakers in Washington, D.C. and other foreign capitals perceive the current state of the world.

Under the scholarship of Dr. Eliot A. Cohen, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Dr. Seth G. Jones, senior vice president, and Ms. Emily Harding, Director for Intelligence, National Security, and Technology Program, the fellows will acquire knowledge on the practice of statecraft on an array of challenges facing the United States.  In this year, and following years, the Fellowship will create a network of diverse national security leaders, drawing on a wide range of career backgrounds and expertise.

Thomson Reuters’ strategy to promote Women, Peace and Security, and U.S. government initiative that recognizes that women’s participation in decision-making processes on conflict, crisis, and security, as well as the protection of women’s and girls’ human rights, leads to a more durable solution and a better outcome for all. The Fellowship will also serve to support Fischer’s on-going International Relations studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.

“We are so pleased to welcome Heather Fischer to the 2024 cohort of Strategy and Statecraft fellows. Her expertise will contribute substantially to the conversations on the most pressing national security issues of the day. This group brings together practitioners, scholars, industry leaders, and government officials to tackle the hardest problems facing our nation”, said Emily Harding, Director, Intelligence, National Security, and Technology Program and Deputy Director, International Security Program at CSIS.

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