Chrystie Flournoy Swiney

Chrystie Flournoy Swiney

Chrystie Swiney is an international lawyer, political scientist, and legal scholar with graduate degrees from Harvard Law, Oxford, and Georgetown. She is the Doctoral Research Fellow for the Global Cities Initiative at Georgetown University.

The City and State Diplomacy Act in Congress Reflects a New World Order

If the City and State Diplomacy Act becomes law, the Office of Subnational Diplomacy it creates would give cities a formal role in U.S. international diplomacy.

World Mayors pose for a group picture

Cities Are Rising in Influence and Power on the Global Stage

Cities are challenging their invisibility in global governance structures, like the United Nations, by forging new alliances to influence international policy.