Jon Lerner
Grand Strategy, Russia, China, Middle East, International Organizations

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Jon Lerner is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he writes about foreign policy topics, and is Adjunct Professor of International Politics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In 2017-18, he served in the Trump administration as Deputy to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. In that capacity, he sat on the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council, participating in formulating a full range of policies, with emphasis on actions at the United Nations. Previously, he served in senior positions for members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he worked on national security policies. In between government positions, he founded a company that grew to become one of the leading political consulting, survey research, and advertising firms in America. He helped elect more than two dozen U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, and Governors, and held senior positions on two presidential campaigns. Lerner received academic degrees from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, the London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago Law School.