Kaysie Brown joins the UN Foundation as Special Advisor for Policy and Strategic Initiatives and Head of Policy Planning within the Executive Office. Kaysie most recently served as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Coordinator for the Sustainable Development Goals. Her duties included coordinating policy, technical expertise, and outreach of the United States government during the intergovernmental negotiations. Prior to that she worked at the State Department on policy development and program design for conflict prevention and response. She has written extensively on multilateralism, the intersection of security and development, and conflict management.
Her prior experience includes Deputy Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Program Officer at the International Peace Institute and the Center for Global Development. Kaysie has an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a B.A with honors. in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College. She lives in Takoma Park, MD, with her husband and two children.