Emily Burchfield

Assistant Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Emily Burchfield

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Political Reform, Syrian Conflict, US policy in the Middle East

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Emily Burchfield is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she focuses primarily on the conflict in Syria, its regional implications, and its impact on US foreign policy. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Security Studies at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Relations and a minor in Middle East Studies from University of California, San Diego. Previously an intern at the Rafik Hariri Center, she also has experience as a researcher focused on political, security, and humanitarian developments in Iraq, and working with Syrian and Iraqi refugees in both Jordan and the United States.