Ali Corson is the director for special projects in the Office of the President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She previously served as the director for external relations at CSIS. In this role, she oversaw the Center’s publications, outreach efforts, and audience engagement. She has also held the roles of special assistant and executive officer to the president and CEO and program manager with the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, she worked at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. Ali holds a BA in public policy from the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a master’s of management from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She joined CSIS in June 2018.