July 17-20, 2019
Ms. Slotkin is currently the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. She is the principal advisor on security strategy and policy development and implementation related to the nations and international organizations of Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. Previously, from September 2012 – January 2015, Ms. Slotkin served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. From July 2013 – August 2014, she performed the duties of Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Raised in Michigan, Ms. Slotkin was educated at Cornell and Columbia.