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Faculty Bio: Abigail Denburg

Abigail Denburg is a Staff Analyst at Boeing International. In this capacity, Ms. Denburg serves as a member of Boeing’s international government affairs operation. With this team, Ms. Denburg works to further the Boeing’s geopolitical initiatives and drive their international agenda in the countries and regions where the company currently operates or aims to engage in the future. 

Previously, Abigail worked at the U.S. Department of State as a member of their Man-Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) team as Middle East region adviser. Prior to her work with the MANPADS team, Ms. Denburg served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, managing a variety of functional and regional portfolios, including political-military affairs and the Middle East. 

In 2012, Ms. Denburg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, double majoring in Diplomatic History and Modern Middle Eastern Studies. She earned Honors in Modern Middle Eastern Studies for her thesis on Palestinian politics in the formative years of Israel’s independence. In 2010, Ms. Denburg spent a semester at Tel Aviv University, where she enhanced her proficiency of the Hebrew language while continuing her Middle Eastern-focused studies abroad. While at the Penn, Ms. Denburg was a member of the Varsity Women’s Fencing team.