Xenia Wickett is the project director of the US project and the dean of The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House. Prior to this she was the executive director of the PeaceNexus Foundation, based just outside Geneva.
From 2005 to 2009 Xenia was at Harvard’s Belfer Center where she was the director of the Project on India and the Subcontinent and the executive director for research, as well as being a member of the Center’s board.
From 2001 to 2005, she served in the US State Department in numerous positions including in the Bureau of South Asia, the Bureau of Nonproliferation and the Homeland Security Group.
After September 11, 2001 she was assigned to the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to work on homeland security. Her final position in government was as director for South Asia at the National Security Council (NSC).
She is the author of numerous articles and op-eds and has been interviewed frequently on radio and television. She has previously worked in the private and non-profit sectors and in international organizations, in the US, UK, and Israel and the West Bank.
- US foreign policy
- America's role in the world
- Geopolitics in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal)
- US policy towards South Asia
|2009 - 2011||Executive Director, PeaceNexus Foundation|
|2005 - 2009||Executive Director for Research, Director for the Project on India and South Asia, Member of the Board, Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs|
|2004 - 2005||Director for South Asia, US National Security Council|
|2001 - 2004||Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of South Asia and the Bureau of Nonproliferation, US State Department. Office of the Vice President, Office of Homeland Security|
|1999 - 2001||Masters in Public Policy, Harvard's Kennedy School|
|1997 - 1999||Program Officer, Direct Relief International|
|1995 - 1997||Consultant, The Kalchas Group|
|1992 - 1995||BA, Oxford University|
- NATO: Charting the Way Forward with Kathleen McInnis, Research Paper, July 2014
- Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia Chatham House Report, with Joshua Webb, May 2014
- Asia-Pacific Security: A Changing Role for the United States Chatham House Report, with Rory Kinane, April 2014
- The Next Chapter: President Obama's Second-Term Foreign Policy (Editor), Programme Report, January 2013
- Prepared for Future Threats? US Defence Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region Programme Report, June 2012
- A Republican in the White House would turn up the heat on China, South China Morning Post, May 2012
- Reversing Pakistan’s Descent: Empowering its Middle Class The Washington Quarterly, 35:2 pp. 157-173, Spring 2012
- Defence Policy: The Changing Debate The World Today, June 2011
- US Attitudes Towards South Asian Regionalism, in Does South Asia Exist? Prospects for Regional Integration, Shorenstein APARC Stanford, 2010
- India: America's Indispensible Ally Christian Science Monitor, 11 March 2009
- Is India, Or Will it Be, A Responsible International Stakeholder? The Washington Quarterly, 30:3 pp. 117-130, Summer 2007
- Afghanistan's Proxy War The Boston Globe, 16 February 2007
- How Much Will India Endure? The Washington Post, 12 July 2006
- Exploring the Transatlantic Rift 27 August 2015
- Why the United States Remains an Indispensable Nation 29 June 2015
- US and India: The Best is (Still) Yet to Come 27 January 2015
- State of the Union: The Partisan Wars Continue 21 January 2015
- The NATO We Need 04 July 2014
- A Changing Role for the United States in Asia-Pacific 18 June 2014
- America Is in Transition – and So Is Its Foreign Policy 24 February 2014
- America's New Role – 'Networked Leadership' 14 October 2013
- US Government Shutdown: International Costs? 02 October 2013
- Implications of NSA Revelations on US Foreign Policy 02 July 2013