Lynne Weil is director of external affairs at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). She spent a dozen years on Capitol Hill—moving from congressional fellow to Senate Foreign Relations Committee press secretary to communications director for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs—and four years in the Executive Branch, as a State Department senior advisor and a senior executive with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, now the US Agency for Global Media. Lynne teaches policy skills to graduate students as adjunct faculty at American University’s School of International Service and George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She’s a member of the Pyxera Global board of directors. Previously, Lynne was a journalist for NPR, the BBC, The New York Times and others. She earned a master’s in Public Policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a bachelor’s in Communication Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).