Alanna Putze is Programme Manager for RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies. She oversees the Centre’s project activities, research coordination and manages related communications. She also works with the director on strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining RUSI, she served as a Programme Director at the Legatum Institute, where she managed research on anti-corruption and modern-day propaganda. She also managed a project at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue that assessed foreign influence and the use of disinformation in European elections.
Earlier in her career Alanna served as a European policy analyst in the US Department of Defence, as well as a communications consultant to the US Army. She holds an MSC in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in languages and international relations from Georgetown University.