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Julia Frifield, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs

  • 29 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906


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Julia served as Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs from 2013 until January 2017, where she was the principal adviser to Secretary John Kerry on Congressional affairs. In this role, she developed and implemented Congressional strategies for achieving the foreign policy priorities of the Obama Administration and led efforts to build Congressional support for a wide range of international initiatives and legislative actions.

Julia is currently the senior adviser for global affairs at Johns Hopkins University.

Julia has been a long-time close adviser to Senator Barbara Mikulski, who joined Johns Hopkins in 2017 as a Homewood Professor in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and presidential adviser. Prior to serving as Senator Mikulski’s Chief of Staff from 2003-2013, Julia was the Legislative Assistant and Legislative Director in her office, where she focused on foreign policy matters and assisted Senator Mikulski with her work on the Foreign Operations Appropriations Committee. Julia has more than 20 years of experience working on Capitol Hill with previous legislative positions in the office of Senator Harris Wofford and Senator Bill Bradley.

She received her B.A. from Smith College and an M.A. in International Relations from Cambridge University.
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