Yaara Barnoon

Ya’ara Barnoon

Assistant Director

Ya’ara Barnoon has for the past fifteen years worked on issues at the intersection of national security and human rights. She comes to us from the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations Group at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, where she managed complex international anti-corruption and national security investigations and compliance processes, and was seconded to a top-three aerospace and defense company. Ms. Barnoon has worked on a number of political campaigns, including on voter protection and cybersecurity policy matters. She previously held research positions at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School, the Institute for National Security Studies (Jaffee Center) in Israel, and UNHCR in Turkey. Ms. Barnoon is an adjunct professor at the United States Naval Academy and a Truman National Security Project Fellow. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and an MA (Hons) in International Relations and Middle East Studies from the University of St. Andrews, in Scotland.