Expertise: International security policy, Intelligence analysis, Climate security, Geopolitical risk assessment, Conflict resolution, Emerging security risks
Courtney Manning is a National Security Research Fellow at The American Security Project. Before joining ASP, she was a program coordinator and research assistant at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, where she researched domestic radicalization, social media moderation, and internationalized civil conflict.
At Columbia University, she worked as a geopolitical risk consultant with the Government of Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines to develop a comprehensive lithium mining security framework incorporating international human rights law, political risk, and climate security. After the fall of Kabul, she worked with the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations to rebuild the advising team, write speeches and security strategies, and report on sessions at the UNSC, UNGA, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In addition to her work in security analysis, Courtney served as a public-sector nutrition consultant at MySchoolRD for six years. In this role, she helped school districts ensure compliance with federal auditing standards while improving data systems and developing feasible solutions for curbing obesity in youth populations.
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Denver’s Korbel School. Through a joint program between the Korbel School and the Universidad Mayor de San Simón in Bolivia, she obtained a grant to research and publish on human rights and civil disobedience in Andean communities in 2017. She completed her Master of International Affairs in international security policy and conflict resolution at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University with a master’s focus on intelligence analysis, counterterrorism, and risk assessment.