Leah (Léa) Fiddler
Leah (Léa) Fiddler is a visiting fellow for Democracy and Human Rights at the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab, leveraging her experience in drafting and brokering multi-stakeholder commitments. Fiddler coordinates policy, people, and process to address challenges in the fields of global development, humanitarian assistance, and comparative international law.
Before joining the Atlantic Council, she served in the Truman National Security Project’s Afghanistan Operations Center, contributing to diplomatic and citizen-coordinated humanitarian interventions and evacuations following the Taliban takeover of the country.
Previously, she was the senior advisor to the president and CEO at the ONE Campaign, an international advocacy organization mobilizing citizens and governments to reduce infectious disease and extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has held numerous positions across the White House and the National Security Council, translating between technical experts and other stakeholders. Her career has also included roles on political campaigns and in academic research.
She is a native French speaker and studied at l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and at the Universities of Chicago, Southern California, Stanford, and Georgetown. A security fellow with the Truman National Security Project and a member of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen initiative.