Organized by Center for Strategic and International Studies
(The event will be webcast live)
Please join the Center for Strategic and International Studies for a Smart Women, Smart Power conversation with former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). She will share her insights on the national security issues America faces concerning North Korea, Iran, and Russia, as well as the competition with China, and shifting dynamics in the Middle East. Her leadership of CSIS’ new health security commission will also be a focus of discussion.
Senator Ayotte represented New Hampshire in the United States Senate from 2011-2016, where she chaired the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations. She also served on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Budget, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Aging Committees. Prior to her service in the Senate, Senator Ayotte was New Hampshire’s Attorney General, the first woman to hold the position.
She currently serves on several Fortune 500 boards, including Caterpillar, News Corp, and BAE Systems, as well as the non-profit boards of the One Campaign, the International Republican Institute, and the McCain Institute among others. She is the Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor at Dartmouth College and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. In 2017, she was a joint visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Senator Ayotte graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania State University and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law.