Dr Jennifer Moroney


Dr Jennifer Moroney is the Director of RAND Australia and a Senior Political Scientist based in Canberra. She specialises in assessing security cooperation with foreign forces, coalition building, operational lessons, and defense strategy.

Prior to coming to Australia, Jennifer was the Director of RAND’s Defense and Political Sciences Department. Prior to joining RAND in 2003, she worked for DFI Government Services, focusing on regional studies in Eurasia. Prior to that, she worked for OSD/P in the office of NATO Policy.

Jennifer has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and served as the Associate Director of RAND Project Air Force’s Strategy and Doctrine Program. Her recent RAND monographs include: Understanding the Implications of the “Arab Uprisings” for U.S. Air Force Security Cooperation (2014); Enhancing Partnership Models in the Middle East/North Africa (2014); Assessing Security Cooperation Mechanisms Combatant Commands Utilize to Build Partner Capacity (2013); Lessons from DoD’s Support to Foreign Disasters in the Asia-Pacific (2013); Learning Lessons from Allies’ Approaches to Security Cooperation: The Cases of Australia, France, and the United Kingdom (2011).

Jennifer received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom, MA in European Integration from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and BA from Frostburg State University, Maryland. Jennifer is married to Kevin and has three children: Ciarán, 7; Aisling, 5; and Séamus, 3.



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