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Jordie Hannum

Executive Director

Jordie Hannum has 20 years of legislative, analytical, and advocacy experience, including key roles on Capitol Hill, political campaigns, and within non-governmental organizations. As Executive Director of the Better World Campaign (BWC), he guides its legislative and advocacy efforts around U.S.-UN engagement and helped secure support for paying off over $700 million in arrears to the United Nations. During his tenure at the UN Foundation/BWC, Mr. Hannum has testified in front of Congress on the UN’s value, its peacekeeping operations, and U.S. standing in international organizations. He has traveled to South Sudan, DR Congo and Uganda researching civilian protection and written on the importance of U.S. engagement in peacekeeping. In 2017, he visited Mosul, Iraq soon after the city was liberated from ISIS and highlighted how the UN helped lead one of the largest managed civilian evacuations ever. Stemming from his travels, Mr. Hannum has also examined how peacekeepers create conditions under which displaced persons can voluntarily return home. His writing has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Hill, Just Security, The Cipher Brief, and Devex.

Before joining the UN Foundation, Mr. Hannum was the policy director for the Alan Sandals campaign for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, worked throughout the country on the Wesley Clark Presidential campaign, and served as a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Constance Morella, where he helped shepherd five different bills through the U.S. House and Senate and into law. In 1998, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and in 2005, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. He lives with his wife Kimberlee, their two children, and a permanent puppy outside Washington, DC.

Jordie Hannum in the News

More important from the WHO’s point of view is whether the US, as a member, would restart its full funding.

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

Pass Blue

We are going to have more leverage if we have met our financial commitments and if we are not behind on them.

Peter Yeo

President, Better World Campaign

Devex

But while ISIS aims to push Iraq back into widespread conflict, there is still time for the government in Baghdad, the international...

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Dir., Better World Campaign

Just Security

That’s why planting the seeds of stability and opportunity now is so important. If the work is successful, most outside observers will...

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

Foreign Policy

International assistance should not be tied to UN votes:

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

The Cipher Brief

The U.S. and the UN can be allies in the global opioid fight.

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

The Hill

If we cut funds for U.N. Peacekeeping missions around the world, our country will be less safe.

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

Politico

At the end of the day, the U.N. has demonstrated its value in a country of clear U.S. strategic importance.

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

The Hill

There is decades of research that shows that peacekeeping, when sufficiently resourced and equipped, can make a huge difference in terms of...

Jordie Hannum

Exec. Director, Better World Campaign

Voice of America