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Talia Dubovi

Associate Vice President and Director, Open Dialogue Initiative


Talia Dubovi is senior associate of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She previously served as vice president and director of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project. Prior to that, she was associate vice president and deputy director of External Relations after serving 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. Talia 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 Policy Program. Talia was a Humanity in Action 2000 Amsterdam Fellow and is a current member of the board of directors. She previously served on the board of the Global Campaign for Education U.S. Chapter. She is also a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2015-2020. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.


Updated February 2021