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Craig Kafura

Director of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

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About Craig Kafura

Craig Kafura is the director of public opinion and foreign policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. At the Council he coordinates research on public and elite opinion on a wide variety of foreign policy and international affairs issues and is a regular contributor to Running Numbers.

Since joining the Council in 2011, Kafura has authored or coauthored dozens of reports and briefs on public opinion and foreign policy. He is involved in all aspects of the research process, including designing survey questionnaires and samples, analyzing survey data, authoring reports, and presenting findings to public, academic, and government audiences. Since 2017, he has regularly participated in Track 2 dialogues on political and security issues in Asia.

His writing has appeared in a variety of outlets, including Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, and The Diplomat, and he is the coauthor of “Foreign Policy Beliefs Among Leaders and the Public” for The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy, 7th edition.

Kafura is a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a Pacific Forum Young Leader, and a 2021 US-Australia Next-Generation Leader. He holds an MA in Political Science from Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from Yale University.