Talia Dubovi is vice president and director of the Open Dialogue Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She previously served as deputy director of External Relations and before that as deputy director and senior fellow with CSIS's Global Health Policy Center. Prior to joining CSIS, she spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as appropriations associate/counsel for Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), where she covered a wide range of foreign affairs issues and supported the representative in her work as ranking member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. Ms. Dubovi also served as counsel to the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs and previously worked on human rights and judiciary issues for Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL). Before working in Congress, she was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and a fellow with Human Rights Watch’s Refugee Program. Ms. Dubovi is a member of the Boards of Directors of Humanity In Action and the Global Campaign for Education U.S. Chapter. She is also a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.