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Biography

Ambassador Jenkins currently serves as the State Department's Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN/TR). She is the State Department lead on the Nuclear Security Summit and she coordinates State Department activities related to the four-year effort to secure all vulnerable nuclear material. She is also the current Chair and US Representative to the G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. Ambassador Jenkins coordinates Department of State Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs as well as a number of interagency CTR programs to help ensure a coordinated US approach when promoting these programs internationally. She also works closely with nongovernmental organizations engaged in CTR activities and with foreign government and multilateral initiatives dedicated to threat reduction. Ambassador Jenkins most recently served as the Program Officer for US Foreign and Security Policy at the Ford Foundation. She has also served as counsel on the "9-11 Commission"; was the lead Commission staff member on counterterrorism policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on US military plans targeting al Qaeda prior to 9-11; served as General Counsel to the US Commission to assess the organization of the federal government to combat proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; and served as a consultant to the 2000 National Commission on Terrorism. She also worked at the RAND Corporation in their National Security Division. A retired Naval Reserve Officer, she recently completed a yearlong deployment to US Central Command (CENTCOM). She has received numerous awards in her time as an officer in the US Naval Reserves.

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The G-8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of WMD

05.10.12 | 01:31:26 min | 0 comments