Lesley Chavkin is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Economic Statecraft Initiative in the GeoEconomics Center and a vice president for global engagement at JPMorgan Chase. She was previously an international economist in the US Treasury Department’s Office of African Nations and served as the Treasury’s financial attaché to Qatar and Kuwait from 2017 to 2020. In this position, she advised officials on a range of macroeconomic issues like anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism across the region and represented the Treasury before foreign counterparts, multilateral organizations, private sector contacts, and within the US government’s interagency operations. Prior to this role, she was the senior policy advisor for Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Jordan. Before joining the Treasury, Chavkin worked as an economic analyst in the US intelligence community. Chavkin holds a master’s degree in development economics and international security from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a bachelor of arts in political science and international affairs from the University of Washington. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and daughters.