Caroline Kantis is an interdepartmental program assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations. She previously interned for the Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and worked for Deal Street Asia in Singapore. Caroline graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a focus in Comparative Political, Social, and Economic systems from the Elliott School of International Affairs. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Security Policy Studies also at the Elliott School.
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