Jennifer D. P. Moroney

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Senior Political Scientist
Washington Office

Education

Ph.D. in international relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, England; M.A. in European integration, University of Limerick, Ireland; B.A. in political science and history, Frostburg State University

Media Resources

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Overview

Jennifer Moroney is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Most recently, she served as the inaugural director of RAND Australia in Canberra from December 2014 to January 2018. She was the primary point of contact with clients and local Australian partners, and was RAND’s senior representative in Australia. Moroney has contributed to a number of studies in Australia including work for the Departments of Defence, Immigration and Border Protection (now Home Affairs) and Prime Minister and Cabinet. Before going to Australia, Moroney served as the director of RAND’s Defense and Political Sciences Department in the U.S. She specializes primarily in European and Eurasian politics, security cooperation strategy and evaluation, and operational analyses and lessons. In her years at RAND, Moroney has led studies for the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Air Force, Army, Combatant Commands, Defense Threat Reduction.  Moroney received her Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Recent Projects

  • Building partnership capacity
  • U.S. global defense posture strategy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
  • Coalition interoperability challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Development of coalition niche capabilities
  • Developing a methodology to analyze the effectiveness of U.S. international security cooperation activities

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Eurasia Daily Monitor

Commentary: The Hill; International Herald Tribune; United Press International; U.S. News & World Report

Commentary

  • Nepal military personnel sits next to relief supplies at Gorkha district office following Saturday's earthquake in Gorkha, Nepal April 30, 2015

    Nepal Earthquake Response Shows Need for Better International Planning

    The U.S. provided supplies after the earthquake in Nepal, but they piled up at points of delivery because Nepalese customs authorities insisted that standard inspections be followed, even in an emergency situation. These kinds of bureaucratic challenges can be more easily overcome if they are identified and addressed before crises arise.

    May 7, 2015 U.S. News & World Report

  • U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry stands beside a barricade at the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine March 4, 2014

    4 Ways the U.S. Can Do More for Ukraine

    In the face of Russian military advances in Crimea, Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the strife-ravaged Eastern European nation is the kind of high-level diplomatic engagement that is needed to reassure Kiev that the West is on its side.

    Mar 4, 2014 U.S. News & World Report

  • A U.S. Marine and a Philippine airman assist an injured Filipino woman off a KC-130J Super Hercules at Vilamore Air Base, Manila, Republic of the Philippines

    Responding in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake

    Prior responses to other recent disasters offer important lessons. Improved preparedness and efficient coordination mechanisms can help ensure that, when time is of the essence, the United States provides the most effective response.

    Nov 12, 2013 U.S. News & World Report

  • The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration

    Published commentary by RAND staff: The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration in United Press International.

    Dec 13, 2005 United Press International

  • How to Help Yushchenko

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    May 6, 2005 International Herald Tribune

  • Spreading Democracy in Ukraine

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 15, 2005 The Hill

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