Gabrielle Tarini

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Policy Analyst
Washington Office


M.P.P. in international and global affairs, Harvard University; B.A. in international studies, Boston College


Gabrielle Tarini is a Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research interests include NATO, Russia, and the transatlantic relationship; nuclear weapons and strategic stability; and security cooperation. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she received her Master’s in Public Policy. At the Kennedy School, she was a teaching assistant for former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, whom she helped to develop and manage a new graduate-level course on leadership in national security. She also worked as a research assistant at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where she contributed to a report presented at the 2019 Munich Security Conference on the future of the NATO alliance. Her thesis – "Partnering to Protect: Reforming US Security Assistance to Reduce Civilian Harm" – was completed for a Member of Congress and awarded the “Best Analysis of an Unfolding Crisis.” Last summer, she was a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy/Security Cooperation. Prior to the Kennedy School, she was a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, where she conducted a monitoring and evaluation study of the State Department’s Cooperative Threat Reduction program. She received her BA in International Studies from Boston College.

Honors & Awards

  • Harold Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations
  • Kenneth I. Juster Fellowship, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Best Analysis of an Emerging Crisis, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs