Anna Morris

 Anna Morris is the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing. As the head of Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, she is responsible for leading strategies to disrupt the financing of threats to national security and to protect the international financial system from abuse by illicit actors. Ms. Morris’s global portfolio includes the most serious threats to national security, including terrorism, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Prior to this position, Ms. Morris served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Director, and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, and has covered Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Mexico and broad anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism and WMD proliferation (AML/CFT/CPF) issues during her tenure.

Prior to joining Treasury, Ms. Morris spent five years at the U.S. Department of State covering Middle East and U.N. Security Council issues, including as Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq in 2011-2012 and Acting Chief of the Sanctions Unit at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in 2008. She joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2004.

Ms. Morris also served as a fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies focusing on U.S. foreign policy in Asia, specifically U.S.-China relations. Her writing has been published by The American Prospect, Monocle, World Politics Review, and the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she served as a Contributing Editor in Hong Kong and Singapore focusing on Asian economic issues.

Ms. Morris holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts (hons) from the College of the Holy Cross.