Morgan Viña

Morgan Lorraine Viña is a national security expert with a decade of experience in the executive branch, Capitol Hill, and the think tank community.

As Vice President for Government Affairs at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America, she leads the organization’s congressional and executive branch engagement.

In 2019-2021, Morgan served in the Department of Defense as Chief of Staff for International Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Morgan served as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley. As Chief of Staff, Morgan advised Ambassador Haley and senior mission management on executing program and policy goals. As Senior Policy Advisor, she coordinated the development and analysis of critical and sensitive UN and foreign policy priorities, resulting in a $1.3 billion reduction from the UN budget.

From 2013-2017, Morgan worked for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she advised the chairman on U.S. policy on international organizations, Sub-Saharan Africa, foreign assistance, and international development.

From 2008 to 2013, Morgan led The Heritage Foundation’s program on Sub-Saharan Africa, where she worked with the administration, Capitol Hill, and diplomatic and academic communities to deliver policy solutions.

Morgan is a 2007 graduate of Sweet Briar College and holds a masters from the London School of Economics.

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