Hanna Homestead is a policy analyst at the Center for International Policy where she conducts research, data analysis, and serves as a resource to the public, media, and legislators on the intersections between U.S. foreign policy and human and ecological wellbeing globally. In addition, she works with CIP’s leadership on the strategic development and implementation of its new vision and programs promoting progressive U.S. foreign policy. Hanna is an Emerging Expert at the Forum on the Arms Trade where she made key contributions to the forum's legislative tracker and policy work. Previously, she worked on police reform efforts in Wisconsin, conducted research for UNICEF, and served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate.
Ms. Homestead received her M.A. in International Security Policy at Columbia’s School of International Affairs (SIPA) and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has lived in India, Malawi, and Uganda, and she has studied Hindi and Kiswahili languages.
April 3, 2023
Dismantling Racism and Militarism in U.S. Foreign Policy: Pocantico Conference Report
The 2023 Dismantling Racism and Militarism (DRM) in U.S. Foreign Policy conference was held from January 5-7, 2023 at the Pocantico Center in Tarrytown, New York. It was jointly organized by the Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund (FCNL EdFund) and the Center for International Policy (CIP). This report summarizes the discussions that took place at the conference.
March 30, 2023
Understanding the Illicit Fentanyl Trade & Effective Policy Solutions
This policy memo was submitted to the Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions in regards to their hearing entitled “Follow the Money: The CCP’s Business Model Fueling the Fentanyl Crisis,” held on March 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the memo is to provide accurate data and information about the driving forces and suggested responses to the illicit fentanyl trade, and to better understand the best possible methods to successfully combat the illicit financing fueling the fentanyl crisis.
March 28, 2023
Fact Sheet: Legislation Addressing the Illicit Fentanyl Trade
By Hanna Homestead
This fact sheet offers a breakdown of the bills and resolutions pertaining to the illicit fentanyl trade and takeaways about the ongoing congressional debate about how to address illicit fentanyl trafficking and opioid-use disorder.
July 7, 2022
Where Energy Security and Climate Imperatives Align
By Hanna Homestead and Alex Stapleton
"Clean energy is now a national security imperative. And Europe is clueing the United States into what an achievable and responsible path to energy security looks like," writes Hanna Homestead and Alex Stapleton
May 23, 2023
As the war in Ukraine drags on, America’s arms industry reaps the profits
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