Georgia Holmer is the director of rule of law at the U.S. Institute of Peace. She has two decades of experience in the international justice and security field, and is an expert in the analysis of violent extremism, radicalization and conflict and counter and preventative strategies and programs. She is the director of CVE at the United States Institute of Peace where she oversees a broad portfolio of CVE and rule of law-related projects and research, to include the RESOLVE and INPROL research networks. She also chairs USIP's working group on counter violent extremism (CVE), which coordinates USIP’s CVE work and strategy. Holmer previously led USIP’s Women Preventing Extremist Violence Project in Nigeria which worked to support the role of women in building community resilience to violent extremism through engagement with local police. She served for ten years as an analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she was assigned long-term to the Office of the Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassies in Athens and Copenhagen, and was the lead analyst on the Kosovo Task Force. She worked as an analytic advisor at the Department of Homeland Security, and has designed innovative methodologies for understanding and addressing radicalization. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Boston University and is a Master’s candidate in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.