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Jacqueline Miller

President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Seattle


Jacqueline Miller is president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Seattle. She held senior positions in policy organizations and non-profits on the east coast before moving to the Pacific northwest. In Seattle, she also serves on the mayor’s International Affairs Advisory Board; is a member of the Civic Council for the University of Washington’s Master of Arts in Applied International Studies (MAAIS) program; and serves on the Washington State Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. She is vice chair of the board of Global Ties U.S. and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations. She is also a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Ms. Miller previously served as director of external relations at Independent Diplomat in New York, working with marginalized democratic political actors to help them navigate the United Nations, the European Union and other international diplomatic fora. She has also been a senior associate at the EastWest Institute (EWI), where she focused on national security policy, the U.S.-Russia and U.S.-China relationships, as well as nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation issues. She was deputy director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington (DC) programs, where she oversaw CFR’s robust DC meetings program as well as outreach on Capitol Hill and the diplomatic community. She got her start in think tanks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she was deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program. She has also taught at The George Washington University, where she undertook graduate work after earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University. 

Her honors include being named a Truman Security Fellow as well as receiving a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) for Russia. She was also an International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) visiting scholar in Kyrgyzstan.