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Judith McClintock

U.S. Department of State


Last updated: May 11, 2017

Judith McClintock is a policy advisor for the Near East at the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) at the U.S. Department of State. In her position, Judith advises CT Bureau and Department leadership on counterterrorism policy issues related to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon. She also coordinates closely within the Department and with the interagency to develop counterterrorism policies and plans to address threats posed by terrorist groups active in the Levant. Prior to her work in CT, Judith served as a program officer in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), managing more than $15 million in foreign assistance funding in North Africa. Judith has also worked for the Department of Homeland Security, and as an editor and author for an international organization and several publications. She holds a Master of Arts in International Studies with concentrations in International Security and the Middle East, and a Bachelor of Arts in English

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