Tara Maller

The Franklin Project and New America Foundation

Tara Maller is the Associate Director of Strategic Communication at The Franklin Project, and serves as a research fellow in the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation. Her current areas of focus include sanctions, diplomacy, intelligence, cybersecurity, terrorism and women in security. Previously, she worked at BrightWire Inc. in New York, where she served as the managing editor and managing director of Operations, Americas.

In 2011, she received her Ph.D. in political science at MIT, where her dissertation focused on information collection, diplomacy and sanctions. Tara has published articles in The Washington Quarterly, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and PS: Political Science and Politics.

She has also written for ForeignPolicy.com, CNN.com, BlogsofWar.com, Bloomberg View, Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post, and has appeared as a commentator on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, Bloomberg West, Bloomberg’s Bottom Line, HuffPost Live and Al Jazeera America. Tara graduated with a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College and received a M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago.