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Dr. Elnigar Iltebir

Dr. Elnigar Iltebir is a Professional Staff Member at the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Event Description

Join us for a moderated discussion with Dr. Elnigar Iltebir to explore her work as the former China Director at the National Security Council (2019-2021) as well as her current position at the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The event will be moderated by CISSM Director, Nancy Gallagher, and will focus on Dr. Iltebir's experience crafting U.S. foreign policy toward China during a period of heightened tensions between the two countries.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Elnigar Iltebir is a Professional Staff Member at the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From July 2019 to July 2021, she served as the National Security Council (NSC) Director for China at the White House. At the NSC, Dr. Iltebir developed and coordinated U.S. strategy and policy actions on the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and led the United States Government’s response to PRC’s erosion of democratic values with a focus on the relationship between human rights and economic policy. Prior to that, she worked as a political and economic analyst in the Executive Branch for over seven years. Dr. Iltebir holds a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a Ph.D. in International Security and Economic Policy from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

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