Lisa Shields

CFR Staff

Lisa Shields

Vice President, Global Communications and Media Relations

Lisa Shields has managed media strategy for CFR and Foreign Affairs since 2003. In this role she oversees a team in NY and DC that executes the full range of communications including digital marketing, social media, crisis communications, media training and content partnerships.  She received her BA in international relations and economics from the American University of Paris and her MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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A high level of coordination suggests the perpetrators had substantial expertise, possibly drawn from a foreign-based terrorist group.

Climate Change

A Global Pact for the Environment would lend coherence to international environmental law, give greater legal and political heft to existing environmental covenants, and safeguard the imperiled biosphere. 

Iran

Iran appears increasingly boxed in by intensifying U.S. sanctions, the latest of which will effectively cut it off from its main oil customers.

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