Jenna Stern is a visiting fellow with Stimson’s Future of Peace Operations program. Before joining Stimson, Stern worked with the United Nations Department of Field Support’s Conduct and Discipline Unit in New York. She has worked on numerous projects for the Unit, including assisting in the development of an accountability framework and scorecard for field missions, updating personnel training modules, and comprehensively reviewing victim’s assistance policies. She has also worked with the US Department of State’s International Organizations Bureau on peacekeeping policy, including sexual exploitation and abuse committed by UN peacekeepers.
In addition, Stern has experience in the government legal offices of both the US Department of State and US Department of Justice. During the 2013 UN General Assembly, Stern worked with the US Mission to the United Nation’s Legal Office and helped organize US participation in the Sixth Committee.
Stern holds a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from the University of Florida.