Elizabeth Murray is a senior program officer on USIP's Africa Team, where she oversees programming and research on the Central African Republic and Uganda. She also leads USIP's research on emerging conflicts in Africa and co-chairs USIP's National Dialogue Working Group, which is developing case studies and thematic research to explore when and how national dialogue can be an effective tool for conflict management and peacebuilding.
Elizabeth first joined USIP to work on the Institute's grant making in Colombia, and she also recently authored a chapter on Honduras in a forthcoming USIP volume on preventing electoral violence. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica from 2003 - 2006, where she was assigned to work with the Ministry of Child Welfare. Elizabeth hold's a master's degree in conflict resolution from George Mason University and a bachelor's degree in international politics from Georgetown University.