Note: This is an archived profile of a former U.S. Institute of Peace expert. The information is current as of the dates of tenure.
Andrew Blum leads USIP’s efforts to become a true learning organization through improving the Institute’s ability to monitor, evaluate, and learn from its programming. He started this work when in February 2012, he was appointed to be USIP’s first Director of Learning and Evaluation. Since February 2013, he has served on USIP’s leadership team as Vice-President for Planning, Learning and Evaluation. He joined USIP in September 2008 as a program officer for the Grant and Fellowship program. In 2010, in partnership with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, he designed and launched the Peacebuilding Evaluation Project, an initiative designed to improve evaluation practice in peacebuilding field as a whole. Prior to joining USIP, he was assistant director of the University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management, where he was the director of the Project on International Communication and Negotiations Simulations (ICONS) and oversaw the undergraduate minor in conflict management. Earlier he served as academic director for the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution and field representative for the Carter Center in Georgetown, Guyana. In the field, he has worked on peacebuilding programs in Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Guyana, and Turkey. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, School of International Relations.