Linda Flanagan

Writer

Chapter Board Members - New York City

Linda Flanagan is a freelance writer, editor, high school cross-country coach, and erstwhile competitive runner. She is a regular contributor to the NPR education blog MindShift, as well as to The Huffington Post. Her work has appeared in The Wall St. Journal, The Atlantic online, The New York Times, Newsweek, Runners’ World, and The Responsibility Project.

She was editor of a 2011 task force report on job creation, and Executive Editor for the HELP Commission, a federal body mandated to produce recommendations to reform foreign assistance. Before that, she worked on the design and development of a graduate seminar on business and national security at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Ms. Flanagan also has produced case studies for the Defense Department’s Commission on Roles and Missions, and has provided editorial guidance to senior national security fellows at Harvard University. Ms. Flanagan was a national security analyst at the National Security Program, Harvard University, where she wrote case studies on defense and foreign relations. She holds a B.A. from Lehigh University, an M.Stud. from Oxford University, and an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Government at Tufts University. Ms. Flanagan lives in Summit, N.J. with her husband Robert and three children.

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