Jennifer D. P. Moroney

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Senior Political Scientist
Washington Office


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

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Jennifer Moroney is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and manages many of RAND's security cooperation–related projects for Department of Defense clients. Moroney served on the Defense Science Board summer 2020 study program. From 2014 to 2019, she served as the inaugural director of RAND Australia in Canberra. 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 United States. 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

  • Assessment of the consolidation of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
  • Countering violent extremism in Australia and abroad: a framework for characterising CVE programs in Australia, the United States, and Europe
  • A New Approach to Security and Justice Sector Assistance: An Enhanced Partnership Planning Model
  • What Works Best When Building Partner Capacity in Challenging Contexts?
  • Lessons from Department of Defense Disaster Relief Efforts in the Asia-Pacific Region

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Eurasia Daily Monitor

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