Diane Bernabei (@DianeBernabei) is a thematic specialist in Amnesty International’s Military Security and Police Transfers Co-group and manages the academic programs at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Before joining the Center, she worked with Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations headquarters in NY on economic and social foreign policy issues including negotiating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and collaborating with UN agencies working in Afghanistan. Diane also worked in leveraged finance at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in NY, Risk Analysis at JP Morgan’s investment bank in London, as a campaign assistant for Amnesty International on the Arms Trade Treaty, and as an intern in the Office of US Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (NY). Diane received her B.A. in Political Science and Islamic Civilizations and Societies from Boston College, cum laude. She holds an MA in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Diane was a Clough Fellow at Boston College and a James S. Lipscomb and W.W. Norton Company Foundation Fellow at Johns Hopkins.