DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE EAST AND DEFENSE POLICY
202.543.4100 ext. 2105
lheeley AT clw DOT org
Laicie (Olson) Heeley is Director of Middle East and Defense Policy at the Council for a Livable World where her work focuses primarily on weapons proliferation, defense analysis, and Iran.
Heeley's work has appeared in well-known newspapers, journals, and periodicals, and includes a co-authored chapter in the book, Getting to Zero: The Path to Nuclear Disarmament. She is a regular contributor to the Truman Project's Doctrine Blog, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Stimson Center's Will and The Wallet.
Prior to joining the Council, Heeley held positions at Physicians for Social Responsibility, The Counter Terrorist Finance Organization, and Global Green USA. Heeley holds a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University and an M.A in International Relations from St. Mary’s University.