Jon Lerner

Senior Fellow

At A Glance:

Jon Lerner is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he focuses on American foreign policy. 

Biography

Jon Lerner is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he focuses on American foreign policy.

Mr. Lerner was born and raised in Minneapolis. He attended George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where his thesis examined Soviet dissent policy; the London School of Economics, where he studied international relations; and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

He served as a legislative assistant to members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, where he worked on national security policies.

After managing two US Senate campaigns, Mr. Lerner founded a polling and advertising company that grew to become one of the leading political consulting, survey research, and advertising firms in America. He helped elect more than two dozen US senators, members of Congress, and governors, and held senior positions on two presidential campaigns.

In January 2017, Mr. Lerner returned to government service, entering the Trump administration as deputy to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley. In that capacity, he served on the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council, responsible for advising the National Security Council and the president on a full range of foreign policy issues with emphasis on actions at the United Nations. He ended his government service on December 31, 2018.

Mr. Lerner and his wife live in Maryland and have three children and two dogs.

Events
24
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Future of Politics in an Evolving Information Ecosystem
Featured Speakers:
Roshan Patel
Josh Holmes
Jon Lerner
Peter Rough
24
February 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Future of Politics in an Evolving Information Ecosystem

Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, February 24.

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ro

Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00PM
Featured Speakers:
Roshan Patel
Josh Holmes
Jon Lerner
Peter Rough
11
February 2020
Past Event
President Trump's Plan for Peace in the Middle East
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Jon Lerner
Lewis Libby
11
February 2020
Past Event
President Trump's Plan for Peace in the Middle East

On Tuesday, February 11, join Hudson Institute for a panel discussion on President Trump’s plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Tuesday 11:30 - 1:15PM
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Jon Lerner
Lewis Libby
09
May 2019
Past Event
The UN vs. Israel: Strengthening U.S.-Israeli Relations in the Age of Trump
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Jon Lerner
Kevin Moley
Kristen Silverberg
09
May 2019
Past Event
The UN vs. Israel: Strengthening U.S.-Israeli Relations in the Age of Trump

Experts discuss the U.S. role in the UN

Thursday 11:45 - 1:30PM
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Jon Lerner
Kevin Moley
Kristen Silverberg
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Selensky at his official visit in Austria at Federal Chancellery on September 15, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. Press conference with the Austrian Federal Chancellor. (Photo by Martin Juen/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Selensky at his official visit in Austria at Federal Chancellery on September 15, 2020 in Vienna, Austria. Press conference with the Austrian Federal Chancellor. (Photo by Martin Juen/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)
Commentary
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