Beverly Kirk

Senior Associate (Non-resident), International Security Program
Associated Programs: International Security Program

Beverly Kirk is a senior associate of the CSIS International Security Program. Beverly is executive director of JOURNEY, a nonprofit women's leadership initiative. She previously was fellow and director for outreach in the CSIS International Security Program and director of the CSIS Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative, before that she was director of the iDeas Lab, the multimedia production and design studio at CSIS. Before joining CSIS, Kirk was a journalist and worked for local and national news organizations, including NBC, NPR, and PBS. She spent much of her career focused on domestic and international politics and government. She also founded a media consulting company and has expertise in media curriculum design. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at the American University School of Communication. Kirk holds an M.A. in diplomacy and international commerce with a concentration in international politics and national security from the University of Kentucky and is a summa cum laude graduate of Western Kentucky University with degrees in history and broadcast journalism.

Beverly also hosted the Smart Women, Smart Power podcast, which features powerful conversations with women leaders from around the globe who are experts in foreign policy, national security, international business, and development.

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