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On Tuesday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. in Furman Hall, Room 318, the Reiss Center on Law and Security and the National Security Law Society welcomed our third speaker in A Road Less Traveled, our career series featuring national security law and policy practitioners. We heard from Anna Makanju, Public Policy Manager for Global Elections at Facebook, about her wide-ranging national security career, including her time in the executive branch.

Speaker Bio

Anna Makanju is a public policy and legal expert working at Facebook, where she leads efforts to ensure election integrity on the platform. Previously, Anna was the Special Policy Advisor for Europe and Eurasia to Vice President Biden, Senior Policy Advisor to Ambassador Samantha Power at the United States Mission to the United Nations, Director for Russia at the National Security Council, and the Chief of Staff for European and NATO Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She has also taught at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and worked as a consultant to a leading company focused on space technologies.

Anna received her law degree from Stanford University, and her legal career was spent working at the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals as law clerk to Judge Theodore McKee, and in the international arbitration group of Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. Anna was born and spent her childhood in the Soviet Union before immigrating to the US.


The full speaker lineup for the 2019-2020 series is now available.