Devon Cross

Vice-Chair - FPRI Board of Trustees

Devon Cross is the Director of The Policy Forum on International Security Affairs. Originally established in London, The Policy Forum conducted a series of off-the-record press roundtables featuring senior government officials and outside experts on US defense and foreign policy issues. Prior to joining PFISA, she was the President of the Donors’ Forum on International Affairs (New York City), the Executive Director of The Gilder Foundation (New York City), the President of Donner Canadian Foundation (Toronto, Canada), and Director of Research at the Smith Richardson Foundation (New York City). She served the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board (2000-2009) and continues to serve on the board of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; The Peter Munk Charitable Foundation; JINSA, the Foreign Policy Research Institute; American Corporate Partners (2010-2016); Member, Council on Foreign Relations; The Philanthropy Roundtable’s National Security Working Group; The New World Symphony; IQ2US Advisory Board, Technion Munk Advanced Defense Research Institute, and Delphi Capital (2005-2008). She studied National Security Studies/US Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and received her BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Cross is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Italian.

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