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Genevieve A Lester


Visiting Assistant Professor


Center for Security Studies (CSS)
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+1 202-687-4051

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202 974 6201


202 974 6349



GENEVIEVE LESTER is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program, Coordinator of Intelligence Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Studies. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of interest are American politics, international relations and security, with an emphasis on intelligence and accountability. In addition to her work with Georgetown, Genevieve is Research Fellow at the University of California center in Washington DC. Genevieve was a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)-U.S., an editor of the British academic journal, International Affairs, based at Chatham House in London, and a Fulbright Scholar at the Technical University, Berlin.


  • PhD (2012) University of California, Berkeley, Political Science
  • MA (2006) University of California, Berkeley, Political Science
  • MA (2001) Johns Hopkins -- SAIS, International Relations
  • BA (1995) Carleton College, History


  • German (speak, read, write)