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Diane Zeleny

Vice President for External Affairs & Global Engagement

Diane Zeleny joined IRI in October 2018 as the Vice President for External Relations and Global Engagement. Prior to this position she was the Vice President for External Relations at the United States Institute of Peace where she managed the organization’s congressional, public affairs, publications and development work. Diane began her career at the Department of State as a foreign service officer specializing in transatlantic relations, moving on to work as a strategic communications consultant and advisor to think tanks, foundations and international organizations including the McCain Institute, the Atlantic Council, the Legatum Institute, Radio Free Europe and the Open Technology Fund.