About BENS

Natalie Callone

Director for Chicago


Natalie Callone serves as the Director for the Chicago Region. Natalie came to BENS from the American Jewish Committee (AJC) where she worked closely with the Midwest Diplomatic Corps on global advocacy campaigns and directed all legislative and media strategies. Natalie was a familiar name in Chicago media publications regarding human rights and served as a local expert on Kurdish affairs.


Previously, Natalie had the pleasure to work with the Harvard Kennedy School, International Institute for Counter Terrorism, and International Institute for Policy and Strategy on various research publications and policy simulations, focusing on Middle East Affairs and the Kurds. Natalie holds an MA from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel and was awarded the prestigious Ragonis Scholar award for her academic pursuits. In her spare time, Natalie runs marathons and seeks out international hiking paths.

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