Rue Mudede is a Program Associate on the Global Programs team at the Center for International Private Enterprise. In this role, she supports CIPE’s initiatives on democratic governance and technology, covering a portfolio of issues on digital economy, digital transformation, and future democracy. Rue is currently based in Washington, D.C. She graduated from American University’s School of International Service in 2021 with a BA in International Studies and International Business. Rue’s areas of concentration include US Foreign Policy and National Security, Global Conflict Resolution, and International Political Economics. Her regional background is in Europe, Eurasia, and MENA.
Rue previously worked at Swanee Hunt Alternatives, a leader in inclusive global security, as part of Ambassador Hunt’s task force on political parity. As a Research Associate at Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Rue served as a Policy/Projects team member to address key challenges outlined in the National Defense Strategy and National Security Strategy. At Johns Hopkins University, she conducted an independent study on the Arab Spring, utilizing archival methods and code, to track historic uprisings for the Arrighi Center’s Global Social Protest Research Group (GSP).