Bonnie Jenkins ’82 is the Founder and Executive Director of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. She is Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Sources: Applications and Alternative Technologies of the National Academies of Sciences. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and School of Veterinary Science.
She was an Ambassador at the US Department of State where she served as Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. Bonnie was also the DOS lead to the Nuclear Security Summits and was also a leading US official in the launch and implementation of the Global Health Security Agenda. She was the 2016 DOS International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau’s nominee for the Secretary’s Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs. Bonnie was the Program Officer for U.S. Foreign and Security Policy at the Ford Foundation and Counsel at the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission). She was an Attorney-Advisor at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and is also a retired Naval Reserves Officer.
Bonnie has a Ph.D., in International and Comparative Policy, an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law; an MPA in Public Policy, a J.D.; and a B.A. from Amherst College. She was also a fellow at the Belfer Center at John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Bonnie Jenkins ’82
Q. What is one thing you learned about yourself early in your career?
A. To do what is my passion.