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Bonnie Jenkins
Bonnie Jenkins

Bonnie Jenkins

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution & Former Ambassador, U.S. State Department

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution where she focuses on nuclear security, weapons of mass destruction and geopolitics. In 2009, she was nominated by President Barack Obama as the Department of State’s Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. In her role, she promoted the coordination of Department of State Cooperative Threat Reduction and U.S. government programs in chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological security, and was the Department of State lead on the Nuclear Security Summit. Jenkins is the founder and president of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security and has taught at Georgetown University Law School, where she earned an LL.M. in international and comparative law. A retired Naval Reserve officer, she completed a year-long deployment to U.S. Central Command and received numerous awards for her service.

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Bonnie Jenkins explains her role with the State Department.

Bonnie Jenkins explains her role with the State Department.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bonnie Jenkins supports multilateral talks with North Korea.

Monday, January 1, 2018

“At the end of the day, while diplomacy certainly has its challenges, there is little appetite in the international community for military action against the DPRK. Diplomacy must be given a chance.”

Monday, January 8, 2018

“With the current relationship between North Korea and the United States at a tipping point, maybe the time is right to consider how the international community can bring forth new perspectives and approaches to the stalemate.”

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins argues that the U.S. has learned something from the Iran nuclear deal that should be applied to North Korea. 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins discusses the Nuclear Posture Review and the global goal of nonproliferation. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018