Jordie Hannum is the Executive Director of the Better World Campaign (@BetterWorldOrg), an initiative of the United Nations Foundation to strengthen the partnership between the United States and the U.N. He has 20 years of legislative and advocacy experience. During his tenure at the UN Foundation/Better World Campaign, he has testified in front of Congress on the UN’s value and its peacekeeping operations and travelled extensively. In 2017, he visited Mosul after the city was liberated from ISIS and highlighted how the UN helped lead one of the largest managed civilian evacuations ever and its role in weakening ISIS’ influence. He also has examined how peacekeepers create conditions under which refugees can voluntarily return home.
Before joining the UN Foundation, Jordie was the policy director for the Alan Sandals campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, worked throughout the country on the Wesley Clark presidential campaign, and served as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Constance Morella, where he helped shepherd five bills through the U.S. House and Senate and into law. In 1998, Jordie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and in 2005, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He is on LinkedIn.