Vice President for Communications
As Vice President of Communications at Brookings, Emily Horne leads the Institution’s central strategic communications team. She also oversees the Brookings Institution Press.
Emily joined Brookings from Twitter, where she led global policy communications on Twitter’s public policy engagement, including fighting violent extremist content online, supporting transparency and freedom of expression, and combating abuse and harassment.
Emily previously served on the National Security Council (NSC) as Assistant Press Secretary and Director for Strategic Communications, advising White House and other senior U.S. government officials on messaging, media relations, and crisis communications. While at the NSC Emily was the lead communications advisor and chief spokesperson on a wide range of complex issues including counter-terrorism and hostages, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, international economics and trade, and human rights.
Prior to joining the NSC Emily spent eight years at the U.S. Department of State, where she led the design and execution of global communications strategy for the Obama Administration’s counter-ISIL efforts and served as spokesperson for South and Central Asian Affairs.
A native of Ann Arbor, MI, Emily holds a BA and MA in History from The George Washington University. While an undergraduate at GW she interned in the Brookings Governance Studies Program.