Camille Eiss

SNF Agora Visiting Fellow, AY 23-24

Camille Eiss currently serves as Senior Adviser to the Sanctions Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State. She is the former chief of global partnerships and policy at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a cross-border reporting platform for a global network of investigative journalists that exposes crime and corruption, holding power to account. In that role she lead policy outreach, strategic planning, new partnership development, and an international team that engaged civil society, governments, philanthropy, and the public to support independent media and advance accountability around the world. 

From 2012 to 2017, Eiss served in the Obama administration as the inaugural senior adviser on anti-corruption to the assistant secretary of state for democracy, rights, and labor and as a senior policy adviser and strategic communications adviser on a range of humanitarian, international development, and governance issues at USAID. She spearheaded and launched the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, a partnership that combines investigative journalism and advocacy to advance reform, accountability, and justice. She served on the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership, coordinated USAID engagement in UN negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals, and led crisis communications in response to a series of Level 3 humanitarian emergencies. 

Eiss is the founding policy director of the Truman National Security Project, where she spent three years building a national movement for security policy rooted in the protection of human rights, democracy, and global security. She served as an analyst and editor of Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s global survey of political rights and civil liberties, and as associate managing editor of The Washington Quarterly at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Eiss holds degrees in history, government, and the history of international relations from Georgetown University and the London School of Economics.