Josiane Gabel is vice president for programs and institutional partnerships at CSIS. In this role she supports a wide range of CSIS programs and special initiatives, develops and oversees CSIS executive education, and supports partnerships with other institutions. She serves as the executive director of the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy. She is also responsible for running CSIS’s professional development, leadership, and ethics training as director of the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy.
Previously, Ms. Gabel was a fellow in the CSIS Defense and National Security Group, where her research was in the area of U.S. defense strategy, use of force, and nuclear weapons policy. From 2010 to 2012, she was executive officer to the president and CEO of CSIS. In this position she assisted the CEO in the daily and long-term operations of the Center and supported its research and programmatic agenda. She was coeditor of the CSIS “Global Forecast” from 2011 to 2014.
Earlier, Ms. Gabel was an associate at the Cohen Group, where she consulted for international companies with business in Europe, the Middle East, and the Persian Gulf, and served as press assistant to former secretary of defense William Cohen. Ms. Gabel holds a M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. She is a native of France.
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