Priscilla Lewis "is Director of the U.S. in the World Initiative, which was part of the New America Foundation from 2006 until early 2008. The U.S. in the World Initiative supports the work of advocates of pragmatic, principled, effective, and collaborative U.S. engagement in the world and draws on the latest communications research and the insights of experts to outline convincing facts and arguments and offer effective ways to communicate these ideas to non-expert, American audiences.
"Most recently, Ms. Lewis was the program officer for the Peace and Security program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. While there, she designed and implemented grantmaking strategies to address two of today’s most critical global security needs: the need for more responsible and effective U.S. global engagement, and the need for greater respect and understanding between Muslim and Western societies. Ms. Lewis has also been the vice president for publications at the Council for Aid to Education and director of publications at the Russell Sage Foundation. She has worked as a freelance writer and editor for business and nonprofit clients. Ms. Lewis graduated from Oberlin College and holds a master’s degree in English literature from Yale University."