PSU Alumna Combats Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

Laura Rosenberger, a 2002 College of the Liberal Arts alumna at Penn State, has created a policy blueprint for countering authoritarian interference in democracies. As the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), Rosenberger focuses on an issue that has dominated headlines for the last two years—Russian interference in U.S. elections.
Published: Nov 06, 2018

The Alliance for Securing Democracy is the GMF’s latest project and is intended to track foreign interference in democracies and serve as a hub for best practices in defending U.S. institutions. The alliance works with European partners and allies who have dealt with similar threats to develop defensive and deterrent strategies. They do this by sharing experiences—what works and what doesn’t—and joining forces in the first step to halting foreign efforts to undermine democracies and weaken countries.

Prior to her current role with the GMF, Rosenberger served as the foreign policy adviser to Hillary for America, where she coordinated development of the campaign’s national security policies, messaging, and strategy. The Pittsburgh native has had a successful career, holding positions within the State Department and the White House’s National Security Council. Click here to read further.