Xenia Wickett is the head of the US and the Americas Programme at Chatham House and the dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. As of 2016, she also serves as a commissioner of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.
Prior to Chatham House, Xenia was the executive director of the PeaceNexus Foundation and director of the project on India and the Subcontinent and executive director for research at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.
Xenia served as director for South Asia at the USG's National Security Council, where she was special adviser at the Homeland Security Group, and an office in the Bureau of Nonproliferation.
Shortly after 11 September 2001, she was detailed from the Department of State to the Office of the Vice President to help launch the Office of Homeland Security Affairs.
Xenia is the author of numerous articles and opeds in publications such as the Washington Quarterly, the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and International Herald Tribune.
She has been interviewed on networks including the BBC, NPR, CSPAN, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera and the Jim Lehrer News Hour.
Areas of expertise
- 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|
- Transatlantic Relations: Converging or Diverging? Chatham House Report 18 January 2018
- Transatlantic Rifts: Managing the Use of Autonomous Weapons Systems Research paper 1 February 2017
- America’s International Role Under Donald Trump Chatham House Report 18 January 2017
- Transatlantic Rifts: Averting a Turkey/Russia Conflict Research paper 5 August 2016
- Transatlantic Rifts: Stress-Testing the Iran Deal Research paper 18 May 2016
- US Election Note: China Policy After 2016 Research paper 17 May 2016
- The Future of US Global Leadership: Implications for Europe, Canada and Transatlantic Cooperation Research paper 10 May 2016
- This is bad for the US The World Today 23 March 2016
- Transatlantic Rifts: Asia-Pacific Scenario Case Study Research paper 3 February 2016
- The Asia-Pacific Power Balance: Beyond the US–China Narrative Research paper 27 September 2015
- Expect the New US Secretary of State to Be Both More Effective and More Hawkish 16 March 2018
- Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Looking Very Predictable 21 April 2017
- Time for Europe to Take the Reins 11 November 2016
- Can Donald Trump Bridge the Chasm and Govern for All? 09 November 2016
- Does Brexit Mean the Future Is President Trump? 21 July 2016
- Allies Beware: Americans Support a More Limited Role for the US 11 May 2016
- Brexit Would Be a Further Blow to the Special Relationship 20 April 2016
- Obama’s Asia Approach is Caught in a Sunnylands Triangle 17 February 2016
- Will the West Choose to Lead on Trade? 08 February 2016
- US Taking Wrong Approach to Building Relationship with Pakistan 27 October 2015
- The Next Chapter: President Obama's Second-Term Foreign Policy (Editor), Programme Report, January 2013
- Reversing Pakistan’s Descent: Empowering its Middle Class The Washington Quarterly, 35:2 pp. 157-173, Spring 2012
- 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