Meet Our Experts

USIP experts conduct a wide array of research, analysis and practice on international conflict prevention, management, and resolution issues.

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Pamela Aall

Senior Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Management

Elie Abouaoun, DDS

Director, Middle East Programs

Belquis Ahmadi

Senior Program Officer

Khitam Al-Khaykanee

Program Officer, Rule of Law, Justice and Security

Raya Barazanji

Senior Program Officer, Middle East & Africa

Linda Bishai

Director, North Africa Programs

Andrew Blum

Vice President, Planning, Learning and Evaluation

Salih Booker

Vice President for External Relations

Virginia M. Bouvier

Senior Advisor, Peace Processes

Derek Brown

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow

Daniel Brumberg

Special Advisor-Iran & North Africa

William Byrd

Senior Expert, Afghanistan

Daryn Cambridge

Senior Program Officer, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

Johnnie Carson

Senior Advisor to the President

Rabia Chaudry

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow

Jonas Claes

Senior Program Officer, Center for Applied Research on Conflict (ARC)

Priscilla A. Clapp

Senior Advisor

Colin Cleary

Interagency Professional in Residence

James Cohen

Program Officer, Rule of Law, Justice and Security

Beth Ellen Cole

Special Advisor, Violent Extremism, Conflict and Fragility