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Jay Branegan is a Senior Fellow at The Lugar Center in Washington, D.C., where he works on foreign policy and bipartisan governance issues. Jay joined TLC after working as a communications coordinator with the Natural Resources Defense Council, an international environmental group. Prior to that, he served 10 years on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, where he was the principal editor and writer. Jay spent the bulk of his career as a journalist, first at the Chicago Tribune, where he shared a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, and later as a correspondent for TIME magazine. As a science reporter for Time in the 1980s, he covered the space program, including the Challenger disaster, and the Star Wars program. He spent a decade overseas as a TIME correspondent in Asia and Europe, then covered the White House and the State Department. He has taught journalism at Georgetown and Northwestern universities. Jay has a BA in physics and philosophy from Cornell University and an MS in journalism from Northwestern.

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