Anya Schmemann

CFR Staff

Anya Schmemann

Director Independent Task Force Program, Washington Director, Global Communications and Outreach

Anya directs communications and the Task Force program at CFR in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as assistant dean of communications and outreach at American University’s School of International Service, managed communications at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center, was a project manager at EastWest Institute, and was assistant director of CFR’s Center for Preventive Action. She received a BA and MA from Harvard University.

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