Joy Drucker

Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement

Joy Drucker is Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement at the Stimson Center.

Prior to joining Stimson, Joy led Drucker and Associates, a strategic consulting and government and public relations firm she founded following thirty years of experience working in the Executive branch, U.S. Congress, and the private and non-profit sectors on a wide range of foreign policy, national security, and trade issues.

From 2011-2013, Joy served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs responsible for the State Department’s relations with the U.S. House of Representatives, an office where she had previously served, from 1999-2001, as the Legislative Management Officer for Near Eastern Affairs. Previously, she was a Vice President at Stonebridge International, a strategic advisory firm founded by former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger.

Joy has served in leadership capacities at a number of Washington’s leading think tanks, including the Council on Foreign Relations, as Deputy Director of the Washington office, and the Partnership for a Secure America, a non-profit founded by former Representative Lee Hamilton and Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship in U.S. foreign and national security policy.

Joy began her work in Washington as foreign policy advisor to the House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt and, before that, worked in a similar capacity for a senior Member of the British House of Commons. She holds a B.A. in Government from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in War Studies from King’s College, London. She has served on the board of the Truman National Security Project, helped co-found the Security Framework Project, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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