Beverly Kirk is a fellow and deputy director for outreach in the Center for Strategic and International Studies International Security Program and program manager of the Smart Women, Smart Power Initiative. She previously was director of the Ideas Lab, the multimedia and design studio at CSIS. Kirk spent two decades as a journalist and worked for local and national news organizations, including NBC, NPR, and PBS. She also founded a media consulting company and has expertise in media curriculum design. A member of the adjunct faculty at American University, Kirk holds a master’s in diplomacy and international commerce from the University of Kentucky and is a summa cum laude graduate of Western Kentucky University.