State Department Rusk Fellow
Kahina Robinson is a career Foreign Service Officer. She most recently served as public affairs officer at U.S. Embassy Mogadishu, Somalia. Her other overseas assignments include public affairs officer at U.S. Consulate General Peshawar, Pakistan, cultural affairs officer at U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger, and consular officer at U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil. In Washington, she has served as special adviser on public diplomacy in the Office of South Sudan and Sudan, staff assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Watch Officer/Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center – the State Department’s 24/7 communications and crisis management center.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2011, Kahina worked in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network at the World Bank. A proud graduate of DC Public Schools, Kahina holds a BA in anthropology from Yale, an MA in international affairs from Columbia University, and studied at Fundação Gétulio Vargas Escola de Administração de Empresas São Paulo. She speaks Portuguese and French.