Reed Werner
Student, Columbia Business School

Reed Werner participated in the World Leaders Forum discussion, Leadership in the 21st Century with CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux '91JRN, in March 2009.

Reed Werner is a second-year student at Columbia Business School and an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Before coming to Columbia, Reed served for five years in the U.S. government, helping to develop and implement strategies across a wide array of Middle East and counterterrorism issues. In 2004, under the auspices of the Coalition Provisional Authority, he served as deputy governorate coordinator in Qadisiyah, a province in the Middle Euphrates Region of Iraq, where he worked with a team of diplomats and foreign militaries to install a representative provincial government. From 2005 to 2006 Reed was a member of the National Security Council staff at the White House, where he served as executive aide to the president's senior adviser for Middle East, UN and human rights policies. He departed the White House in mid-2006 to return to Iraq as deputy director of the Office of Joint Strategic Plans at the U.S. Embassy. In this role, he advised diplomatic and military leadership on the political reconciliation process and on Iran-related issues.

Reed received his BA in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Participated In

Leadership in the 21st Century: CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux '91JRN Speaks with Columbia Student Leaders

Date: March 5, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus Teatro, The Italian Academy
Description: Suzanne Malveaux, CNN White House correspondent, will join Columbia students for a discussion on leadership moderated by President Lee C. Bollinger.