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Diana Ohlbaum

Foreign policy director, Friends Committee on National Legislation

Diana Ohlbaum is director of the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s foreign policy team, leading an effort to replace current U.S. foreign policy with a more ethical and effective one based on cooperation and mutual respect. She currently chairs the board of the Center for International Policy and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network and the Advisory Council of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Russian studies from Amherst College.

The Bloated Pentagon Budget Isn’t Just Wasteful. It’s Racist

In this era of racial reckoning, national security policy and defense budgets cannot be exempt from the scrutiny of their effects on communities of color.