Stephanie Foggett is a Resident Fellow at The Soufan Center and Director of Global Communications at The Soufan Group. Her work at the Center focuses on: multilateral security cooperation; counter-terrorism cooperation with international organizations and governments; crisis management; and narratives and strategic communications as it relates to security and counter-terrorism.
As Director of Global Communications at The Soufan Group, she leads on strengthening engagement with media and strategic partners on matters relating to international security, counterterrorism and geopolitics. Her areas of expertise include: global terrorism and counterterrorism; terrorism and extremism online and in the information space; Islamic State (ISIS) foreign fighters and families; the rise of white supremacy extremism; and emergent security challenges. She previously worked at The Soufan Center on Strategic Partnerships and Engagement.
From 2012 to 2015, she worked in the Emerging Security Challenges Division at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Her work focused on multi-lateral security cooperation and policy development on emergent threats and challenges, in particular international terrorism. She also worked in support of the United Nations Women, Peace & Security agenda as a senior researcher on a NATO-supported project on gender integration in armed forces and has worked on other areas of gender and conflict.
She has spoken at various regional and international conferences and events, including the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS/DAESH, and NATO’s Centre of Excellence – Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT).
She has additional experience in academic research, political risk consultancy, domestic politics, and work specializing in public affairs, public diplomacy, and strategic communications. She was awarded a Master of Arts (Honours) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. During her undergraduate studies at St Andrews, she also served as a researcher with the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV). She was awarded a Master of Arts in Intelligence & International Security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London (KCL).