Chief Economic Strategist, The MITRE Corporation | Founder, World Affairs Council of New Jersey
Rozlyn (Roz) C. Engel is Chief Economic Strategist at the MITRE Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that has worked in the public interest for more than six decades. Roz joined MITRE’s Center for Strategic Competition in August 2022 to strengthen the integration of economic considerations into national security strategy and policy development.
Prior to joining MITRE, Roz spent nearly 20 years at the nexus of economics, national security, and U.S. policy development. From 2019 to 2021, Roz was a
Distinguished Professor of the Practice at the U.S. Naval Academy. From 2016 to 2018, she was the senior career executive in charge of U.S. macroeconomic analysis. From January 2017 onward, she also fulfilled the duties of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic Policy. From 2013 to 2016, Roz was the National Intelligence Manager and National Intelligence Officer for Economics in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she oversaw all global economic analysis in support of U.S. national security priorities and worked closely with the National Security Council and major economic policy agencies. Her office covered sanctions, trade flows and deals, foreign investment (CFIUS) reviews, as well as macroeconomic stability in key countries, global energy markets, and international financial risks.
In other previous work, Roz was a Distinguished Research Fellow in Economics at the National Defense University and served on the economics faculty at West Point in the 2000s. She also spent time at the Brookings Institution, the International Monetary Fund, and the US Senate. Roz holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, a MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics, and a A.B. in Economics from Smith College.
Concurrent with her duties at MITRE, Roz is also a Nonresident Scholar in the Geo-Economics and Strategy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she co-edited “Making Foreign Policy Work Better for the Middle Class.” She is also the President of the World Affairs Council of New Jersey, which she founded in early 2019.