Bonnie Jenkins

Program Officer, U.S. Foreign and Security Policy,
Ford Foundation

Bonnie Jenkins is the Program Officer for U.S. Foreign and Security Policy at the Ford Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Jenkins served on the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9/11 Commission”), as counsel. She was the lead staff member investigating counterterrorism policy at the Office of the Secretary of Defense prior to 9/11. Dr. Jenkins has worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Policy Planning. She served as legal advisor to U.S. Ambassadors and delegations negotiating nonproliferation treaties while at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. She was General Counsel to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission and she also worked at the RAND Corporation. She has published articles on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction and has taught at Georgetown University Law Center. Dr. Jenkins received a PhD in International Relations from the University of Virginia; an LLM in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, an MPA from the State University of New York, a JD from Albany Law School, and a BA from Amherst College. She received a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Jenkins is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navel Reserves and recently completed a year at U.S. Central Command, Florida. Dr. Jenkins is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the New York State Bar.