Columnist, Foreign Policy
Elise Labott is a columnist at Foreign Policy magazine and leading journalist covering U.S. foreign policy and international issues. Before joining foreign policy she was CNN’s Global Affairs Correspondent. She reported from more 80 countries with the network, traveling the world with seven secretaries of state and interviewing many world leaders and newsmakers. Elise is the founder of Twopoint.o Media, a digital media platform that aims to engage, inform and inspire youth to solve today’s most pressing global challenges, and an adjunct professor at American University's School of International Service. Prior to joining American University, she was a Practitioner in Residence at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foriegn Service. She is a guest host at SiriusXM, provides commentary for MSNBC, NPR, and BBC and is a sought-after interviewer and moderator. Elise also serves as a global ambassador for Vital Voices, an organization that empowers female entrepreneurs and social activists around the world and is on the advisory committee of Global Kids DC, a program which introduces high school students in underserved communities to international affairs. She is also a member of the Council on Foriegn RElations Elise received her M.A. in Media Studies from New School for Social Research and her B.A. in international relations from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.