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

Diego Benitez

Program Officer, Planning, Learning and Evaluation

Linda Bishai

Director, North Africa Programs

Salih Booker

Vice President for External Relations

Virginia M. Bouvier

Senior Advisor

William Byrd

Senior Expert, Afghanistan

Daryn Cambridge

Senior Program Officer

Johnnie Carson

Senior Advisor to the President

Rabia Chaudry

Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow

Priscilla A. Clapp

Senior Advisor

Elizabeth A. "Lili" Cole

Director, Fellows Program

Beth Ellen Cole

Special Advisor, Violent Extremism, Conflict and Fragility

Colin Cookman

Program Officer, Center for South & Central Asia

Alexa Courtney

Executive Director, Fragility Senior Study Group

Noel Dickover

Director, PeaceTech Data Networks, PeaceTech Lab

Ena Dion

Program Officer, Rule of Law, Justice and Security