Heather Hurlburt

Director, New Models of Policy Change

Heather Hurlburt is director of the New Models of Policy Change initiative at New America's Political Reform program.

Hurlburt will lead research into how policy advocacy is adapting to be effective in our current environment of intense political polarization, and provide guidance to advocates and funders seeking to navigate politics effectively on behalf of policy solutions.

Previously, she ran the National Security Network, a premier source for internationalist foreign policy messaging and advocacy, held senior positions in the White House and State Department under President Bill Clinton, and worked on Capitol Hill and for the International Crisis Group. She holds degrees from Brown and George Washington Universities.

All Work

POLITICAL REFORM
Could Donald Trump Stumble Into Nuclear War With North Korea?

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about the chances of war with North Korea and why this situation is different from other arms c


POLITICAL REFORM
Sorry, Jeff Sessions, but the ‘Culture of Leaks’ Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon

Heather Hurlburt wrote for Fortune about why leaking will remain an integral part of politics and the Executive Branch.


POLITICAL REFORM
How Will Trump Handle Putin's Disappointment?

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about how US-Russia tensions could change following Putin's latest announcement.


POLITICAL REFORM
Trump's Dangerous Game With Iran

Heather Hurlburt wrote about how Trump is increasing tensions with Iran for New York Magazine.


POLITICAL REFORM
Deep State Radio: Fantasy Felon League Edition

Heather Hurlburt was included on an edition of Deep State Radio with commentator David Rothkopf, Georgetown Law School professor Rosa Brooks


POLITICAL REFORM
Nothing About the White House’s Syria Announcement Was Normal

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about the strangeness surrounding the recent Syria announcement.


POLITICAL REFORM
The Syrian War Enters a New Phase — and We’re in It

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York magazine about how the U.S. has turned a corner in the Syrian war.


POLITICAL REFORM
The World Without America

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York magazine about how other countries are adjusting to the post-U.S. leadership era.


POLITICAL REFORM
How the U.S. Superpower Experience Wrecked the Paris Climate Agreement

Heather Hurlburt wrote for National Interest about President Trump's decision on the Paris Climate Agreement.


POLITICAL REFORM
How the U.S. Superpower Experience Wrecked the Paris Climate Agreement

Heather Hurlburt wrote for The National Interest on what the Paris Climate Agreement reveals about the debate over international agreements.


POLITICAL REFORM
We Need to Think Harder About Terrorism and Gender. ISIS Already Is.

Heather Hurlburt and Jacqueline O'Neill wrote for Vox's The Big Idea about how ISIS and other extremist groups exploit gender dynamics


POLITICAL REFORM
Here’s a Report Card for President Trump’s First Foreign Trip

Heather Hurlburt wrote for New York Magazine about Trump's performance on his first foreign trip.