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Dr. Nancy J. Walker
Dr. Nancy J. Walker's Story
Dr. Nancy J. Walker’s government career included serving as the founding Director of Africa Center for Strategic Studies at NDU, Director of the Office of African Affairs and UN Branch Chief at the Office of Peacekeeping at DoD. Dr. Walker was the first Director of the Atlantic Council’s Ansari Africa Center. She has taught U.S. Foreign Policy at the Elliot School at GWU, National Security Decision Making at Bilkent University (Ankara), and African Studies at Ankara University, as well as guest lecturing in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. In 2013, Dr. Walker established Nancy’s Wonderful Women to provide mentoring and leadership development opportunities for women across generations and professional fields. She has a D.Phil. in politics from Oxford University and an A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, was a Bosch Fellow in Germany and completed MIT Seminar XXI program in National Security. Nancy speaks fluent German and French, conversational Spanish and Turkish. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Women’s Foreign Policy Group, among others, Dr. Walker serves on the Advisory Council of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program and other boards. Dr. Walker was awarded the Order of the Lion from the Government of Senegal in recognition of her contribution to U.S.-Africa relations.