Carolyn A. Haggis is a Congressional Fellow with the Security for a New Century (SNC) program at the Stimson Center. In this capacity, she supports Members of the House and Senate, as well as their staffs, in gaining a deeper understanding of international security issues.
Prior to joining Stimson, Carolyn spent nearly eight years with the U.S. Department of Defense, first as an Assistant Professor of Regional Peace and Security Initiatives at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC and then as a Professor of Transnational Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany. In both roles, Haggis designed academic seminars on contemporary security challenges and facilitated conversations with civilian and military officials from more than 90 countries around the globe. Although her programs focused on a wide array of functional and regional issues, they shared a common goal—to equip practitioners and policymakers with enhanced context, diverse perspectives, and the newest empirical data to help them succeed in their roles.
A long-time analyst of the African Union, Haggis is particularly interested in the role that regional and sub-regional organizations can play in setting norms, sharing best practices, and fostering cooperation to address transnational threats. Haggis holds a Doctorate in International Relations from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College), a Master’s in International Relations, also from Oxford, and a B.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.