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Girl Security Dr. Fiona Hill and Mark P. Harvey to Discuss Empowering Girls in National Security

On August 7, 2020, Girl Security will host Dr. Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at The Brookings Institution, and Mark. P. Harvey, Spring 2020 Resident Fellow with the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Dr. Hill and Mr. Harvey will speak with girls and women ages 13+ about the importance of empowering girls in national security, the importance of girls’ civic engagement, and the threats posed to U.S. elections and democracy.

Girl Security founder and CEO Lauren Bean Buitta states: “At Girl Security, we recognize the role girls play as agents of their security every day, just by being girls. Disinformation and election security are gendered national security threats, and we cannot afford for generations of girls’ voices to be silenced. We need their leadership today and in the future. Dr. Hill and Mr. Harvey can inspire and inform girls’ civic empowerment.”

Dr. Hill, a widely-revered public servant and leading expert on Russia, most recently served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council. Dr. Hill notes: “”I’ve seen firsthand how important diverse perspectives are to our national security. I look forward to engaging with girls and young women about the importance of their empowerment during this critical period. Thank you to Girl Security for their important work in building the next generation of women national security leaders.” Mr. Mark Harvey, a leading expert on fostering national resilience who formerly served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council Staff, adds: “Women consistently break down barriers, adapt to novel challenges, and foster the collaborative communities that solve problems. I hope this event can inspire the next generation of leaders to public service.”

About Girl Security: Girl Security is a non-partisan, non-profit organization closing the gender gap through learning, training, and mentoring support for girls. Founded in 2016, Girl Security works with partners across the United States and globally to value girls’ security aptitude and to build future generations of women national security leaders. For more information on Girl Security’s public service campaign to empower girls with learning and tools on disinformation and election security, including a forthcoming Election Security Guide, visit