Leigh Morris Sloane is Chief of Staff at Brookings. Until August 2013, Leigh Morris Sloane served as the Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). In this role, she has managed programs and services and developed new initiatives for APSIA's 70 plus full and affiliate member schools around the world. From 2006-2008, Ms. Sloane was the Executive Director of the Civic Education Project (CEP), where she worked with the Board of Directors to establish new programs in the Middle East. Previously, Ms. Sloane was the Assistant Director for the Congress and US Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, as a Foreign Policy Analyst for Europe and a Program Officer to establish the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, and as Assistant Director for West European Studies at The Ohio State University.
Ms. Sloane spent nearly two years living in Hungary in the early 1990s,at Budapest University of Economics and later at Veszprém University. From 1994-1996, she served as Development Assistant for the American University in Bulgaria both in the US and in Blagoevgrad. She has a Master’s in History from the London School of Economics in History and Theory of International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She was a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2008-2012.