Jonathan Silverthorne was a nonresident senior fellow and the former director of the Millennium Leadership Program, where he developed and managed a portfolio of emerging leaders initiatives. From 2009 to 2011, Jonathan worked at the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of International Affairs, leading DHS-wide coordination of Central American policy and working with the White House and Interagency to strengthen regional partnerships and expand security assistance. From 2008 to 2009, Jonathan worked on the Obama campaign, coordinating the campaign’s grassroots fundraising on the East Coast, and at the Presidential Inaugural Committee, helping to organize the committee’s National Day of Service. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a BA in history. He speaks fluent French and Russian and conversational Arabic.