Jennifer M. Harris

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Jennifer Harris
Jennifer Michelle Harris
EducationWake Forest University (BA)
Pembroke College, Oxford (MPhil)
Yale University (JD)
SpouseAlexander Post

Jennifer Michelle Harris is an academic, who studies United States foreign policy and economics.

Early life[edit]

Harris' father is Ken Harris, a former Comanche County special district judge and her mother is Karen N. Youngblood, a former staff lawyer and political science professor at Cameron University.[1]


Harris has a BA degree in economics and international relations from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.[2] Harris has a master's degree in philosophy from Oxford University.[2] Harris was a Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient and a Rhodes Scholar. Harris has a JD from Yale Law School.[2]


Harris started her career as a staff serving the U.S. National Intelligence Council with emphasis in economics and financial issues.[2]

Harris was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining CFR, Harris was a member of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State responsible for global markets, geo-economic issues and energy security. In that role, Harris was a lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda, which launched in 2011.[3]

In 2018, Harris became a Senior Fellow in Special Projects at William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.[2] As of 2018, Harris is also a nonresident senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings Institution.[4]

Harris' work has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Quarterly, and the World Economic Forum among other outlets.

Harris is the co-author of War By Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft.[5][6]

In 2021, Harris was appointed the Senior Director for International Economics & Labor on the National Security Council.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On August 27, 2016, Harris married Alexander Jacob Post (aka Sasha) in California.[1]


  • Blackwill, Robert D.; Harris, Jennifer M. (2016). War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674737211. OCLC 948071570.


  1. ^ a b "Jennifer Harris, Sasha Post". The New York Times. August 28, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Jennifer Harris". Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Jennifer M. Harris. Retrieved March 30, 2023. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "Jennifer M.Harris". Brookings Institution. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Blackwill, Robert D.; Harris, Jennifer M. (11 April 2016). War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft: Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill, Jennifer M. Harris: 9780674737211: Books. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0674737211.
  6. ^ Robert D. Blackwill. "Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris: War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft - Council on Foreign Relations". Council on Foreign Relations.
  7. ^ Meyer, Theodoric (March 22, 2021). "Meet the new Jared Bernstein". Politico. Retrieved March 30, 2023.

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