Recently retired from her role as a lead policy advisor for the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Winsome Packer has expertise in multilateral diplomacy in matters such as Euro-Atlantic security, the democratization of political systems, and the reconstitution of unified governments in troubled nations. As the commission’s representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 2008 to 2010, Winsome Packer formed resolutions on issues such as nuclear security and filed weekly reports to the commission that detailed undertakings at the OSCE, and its Parliamentary Assembly involving economic, human rights, and political-military affairs.
Prior to her role with the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Winsome Packer served as a counterterrorism policy advisor for the Committee on Homeland Security in the U.S. House of Representatives. She handled security concerns involving border crossing and aviation security, including the preparation of annual budget proposals for the Transportation Security Administration. She contributed to the development of key pieces of counterterrorism legislation, and to drafting the Homeland Security Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.
Outside of her work in political diplomacy and legislation, Ms. Packer pursues her passion for the literary arts and writes both poetry and fiction. In 2010, she published the novel A Personal Agenda.