Nola Haynes, Ph.D, MDiv

Nola Haynes, Ph.D, MDiv is an International Relations focused, Political Scientist, teaching at Georgetown University at the School of Foreign Service. Dr. Haynes’s research centers on national security and foreign policy issues particularly arms control and international security threats.  Dr. Haynes’s role on the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) advising Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Undersecretary Bonnie Jenkins, PhD was publicly announced October 18, 2022, at the Department of State in DC.

Dr. Haynes was named one of the top 50 leaders in national security and foreign affairs by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Diversity in National Security (DINSN) and was the former Director of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) Westcoast Chapter. She sits on several boards including, the Women’s Caucus for the International Studies Association communications team (WCIS), International Security board for American Political Science Association (APSA) and ISA West.  She is a member of Black Professional in International Affairs (BPIA, alumnus of the WestExec Advisors mentoring program. As a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, Dr. Haynes works as an Ops Coordinator to help resettle Afghan allies with Evacuate Our Allies (EOA) and is a policy advocate for the Afghan Adjustment Act.

Additionally, Dr. Haynes has over ten years’ experience working in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA). She’s traveled extensively, conducted research in West Africa and Central America on the intersections of terrorism, religion, gender, crisis and conflict. She is a regular guest on the Black News Channel (BNC) discussing foreign policy and national security related issues; she regularly appears on MSNBC to discuss Russia and Ukraine and is a panelist/subject matter expert on Roland Martin Unfiltered. Dr. Haynes is also a published policy writer on foreign policy matters along with being an active op ed writer.  Dr. Haynes holds degrees from the University of California, Los Angles, (UCLA), Harvard Divinity School (HDS) and the University of Southern California (USC).

Dr. Haynes is a proud New Orleans native, loves to cook Creole food, enjoys extreme hiking, lifting weights and practicing yoga.