Lisa Shields

CFR Staff

Lisa Shields

Vice President, Global Communications and Media Relations

Lisa Shields has managed media strategy for CFR and Foreign Affairs since 2003. In this role she oversees a team in NY and DC that executes the full range of communications including digital marketing, social media, crisis communications, media training and content partnerships.  She received her BA in international relations and economics from the American University of Paris and her MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Top Stories on CFR

Oil and Petroleum Products

Western leaders have long criticized OPEC’s power to raise oil prices, but the bloc’s influence is on the wane as U.S. oil production has soared and alternative energies have come to the fore.


A move to block sanctions relief has been defeated, averting a likely spike in global aluminum prices but also spotlighting the tough road ahead for Congress in shaping policy on Russia.

United Kingdom

Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.

Foreign Affairs

Published by the Council on Foreign Relations since 1922, just a year after the organization’s founding, Foreign Affairs has long been America’s leading forum for serious discussion of foreign policy and international affairs.