Fiona Mangan is a senior program officer and is currently serving as USIP's country representative in the Central African Republic. Her work centers on thematic research and programming on justice and security issues, transnational and serious crime, and prison reform, primarily in North Africa and Yemen. She previously worked at the Stimson Center where her research involved a multi-country study on the impact of police, justice, and corrections reform work in United Nations peace operations. She has also worked for the International Policy Division at the Irish Department of Justice, Independent Diplomat in New York, Lawyers Without Borders in Liberia, and the International Stability Operations Association in Washington. In addition to rule of law work, Fiona has served on international election observation missions for the Carter Center in South Sudan and for Progressio in Somaliland.
She holds master’s degrees from Columbia University, and King's College London, and a law degree from University College Dublin.