Heather Hurlburt

Director, New Models of Policy Change

Heather Hurlburt is the director of the New Models of Policy Change project at New America's Political Reform program. Hurlburt leads research into how policy advocacy can adapt to be effective in our current environment of intense political polarization and guides advocates and funders seeking to navigate politics effectively on behalf of policy solutions on issues such as national security and climate change 

Hurlburt is a contributor to New York Magazine; has published articles in Politico, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Fortune, Vox, and Time, among other publications. She co-hosts the Drezburt podcast and frequently appears in print and broadcast media.. 

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
Democrats Work to Blunt GOP Attacks on Global Affairs in 2016

Heather Hurlburt, who studies policy and political discourse at the New America think tank, said Democrats or Republicans trying to influenc


POLITICAL REFORM
What Should the U.S. do About ISIS?

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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
GOP offense is all about framing defense

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ECONOMIC GROWTH
The Economic and Security Future

As national attention pivots away from the mid-terms, EPS will present a packed and provocative tour of the major issues immediately ahead.


POLITICAL REFORM
The Fear Playbook

Yes, fear has a playbook. And while the political environment has changed importantly in the last decade, many of the same dynamics still ap