Elizabeth Robbins

Vice President of Communications


Elizabeth Robbins is vice president of communications at FDD, leading strategic outreach that includes thousands of print and broadcast media appearances each year. She previously served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, where she led public diplomacy and public affairs campaigns to bring attention to the expanding malign influence of the Chinese Communist Party. Before that, she served as the national director of communications for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where she drove the national policy debate by condensing the 2015 Iran nuclear negotiations into a simple, comprehensive framework: “Five Requirements of a Good Deal.”

A decorated Army officer, Lt. Col. Robbins culminated her distinguished military career as a spokesperson in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she led communications outreach on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and the effects of sequestration. While in uniform, Beth deployed to Kosovo and Iraq and served as public affairs advisor to two secretaries of the Army. As an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, she taught courses on American politics, civil-military relations, and mass media.

Beth has been quoted in hundreds of national and international outlets, and her analysis has been published by The Washington Post, The Hill, and others. She holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University.

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