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Lisa Curtis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. A national security expert on U.S and Indo-Pacific policy, Curtis served for over 20 years in the U.S. government, including the Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council (NSC), and Congress.

At NSC, she helped develop and implement the South Asia Strategy and was a significant contributor to the Indo-Pacific Strategic Framework. She also coordinated U.S. strategy towards Central Asia and coordinated policies that improved U.S.-India diplomacy, defense, and trade.

Curtis was appointed to serve as a Member of the RFE/RL Board of Directors on September 16, 2022.

Curtis was appointed to serve as a Member of the RFE/RL Board of Directors on September 16, 2022. 

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