Luke Hartig is President of National Journal Research. Luke previously served as Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the National Security Council (NSC) in the Obama White House, where he played a key role in the 2015 U.S. hostage policy reforms. Luke also served as Deputy Director for Counterterrorism Operations in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Luke has also held various positions with the State Department, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, and U.S. Forces Afghanistan. He began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.
Luke is a non-resident fellow at New America, an executive editor at Just Security, and a member of the advisory board of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. He holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.