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Summer Marion

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Lecturer; Faculty Assistant; Research Fellow

Summer Marion is a Research Fellow in the School of Public Policy, where she contributes to a project examining cross-border measures countries take in response to disease outbreaks co-led by Professor Catherine Worsnop. Marion's research focuses on global governance, international organizations, health security, and philanthropy. Her dissertation examines how private foundations engage with global health institutions during crises. Other research areas include U.S. foreign policy, and humanitarian response, and climate security. Her work on these topics has appeared in outlets including Global Health GovernanceThe Washington Post, and CNN International.

Previously, Marion worked as an editor for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a researcher for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and managed curriculum development for online courses at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Department of Government. Beyond her research, she has taught extensively on topics related to international relations, public policy, and research methods. Currently, she is a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Northeastern University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. 

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