Season 1,

Episode 9: Kate Bateman

October 26, 2017

CNAS Visiting Fellow Kate Bateman discusses balancing a national security career with a personal life and shares advice for young professionals.

Kate Bateman is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow.  Bateman was the lead author on a report for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, identifying lessons learned from the U.S. experience with corruption in Afghanistan.  Bateman has served in policy and intelligence positions at the State Department in Washington, and at embassies in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.  She also worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and was a Boren Fellow in India studying Sunni-Shia relations.

“Working on governance is often seen as the ‘softer side’ of national security issues. There’s a pressure to make very clear your connection to the security side, and to be able to speak both languages.”

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