Lyndsay C. Howard

Lyndsay C. Howard

Advisor; Senior Foreign Policy Analyst, Bloomberg L.P., serving the management committee; Executive Director, America and the Future of World Order, Kissinger Center at Johns Hopkins University


Lyndsay C. Howard is senior foreign policy analyst at Bloomberg LP, serving the Management Committee; foreign policy advisor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; a Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS; and the Executive Director of the Center’s America and the Future of World Order Project.

Prior to Bloomberg, Ms. Howard worked for a decade in the U.S. Intelligence Community and was assigned to American Embassies in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, among others in Europe and Eurasia. During this period, she was a member of the Intelligence Community Working Group that traced Islamic terrorist activities in Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. She also served on Secretary James A. Baker’s staff; in the Office of the White House Legal Advisor; and on the Delegation of the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty negotiation in Vienna. One of two Western representatives who attended the decommissioning of the Semipalatinsk Soviet nuclear weapons test facility, Ms. Howard also led a research team on the UN/World Bank/USAID multibillion-dollar cleanup of the Aral Sea. While in government, she received several Superior Honor and Achievement awards.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Ms. Howard graduated from Vassar College’s Science, Technology, and Society program. She studied international relations, history and defense policy at Sciences Po and the Sorbonne in Paris; and at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva.