Jennifer Moroney is director of RAND Australia and a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. She primarily leads projects for the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Air Force, Army, and Defense Threat Reduction Agency. She has led studies that focus on U.S. government security cooperation in the Middle East relative to the Arab uprisings, lessons from the DoD's involvement in humanitarian assistance missions around the world, and assessing the effectiveness of security cooperation programs and activities. Prior to joining RAND, Moroney worked for DFI Government Services, where she primarily managed Eastern Europe and Eurasia-focused regional security studies for OSD/P. She also worked for OSD/P NATO Policy where she was responsible for the NATO-Russia/Ukraine portfolios. She has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and served as the associate director of RAND Project AIR FORCE's Strategy and Doctrine Program.
Moroney's recent RAND reports include: New Security and Justice Sector Partnership Models: Implications of the Arab Uprisings (2014); Review of Security Cooperation Mechanisms Combatant Commands Utilize to Build Partner Capacity (2013); Lessons from Department of Defense Disaster Relief Efforts in the Asia-Pacific Region (2013); Working with Allies and Partners: A Cost-Based Analysis for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (2012); and Learning Lessons from Allies' Approaches to Security Cooperation: The Cases of Australia, France, and the United Kingdom (2011).
Moroney received her Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.