Jacqueline H. Wilson
Senior Program Officer, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
Jacqueline H. Wilson is a senior program officer in the Institute’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. She focuses on programming in Sudan, Iraq, and the greater Middle East and Africa as well as intermittently in other countries such as Colombia, Philippines, and Afghanistan. Wilson specializes in traditional mechanisms of conflict resolution and in applying conflict resolution skills and techniques to local problems and to building sustainable peace agreements. She led a cross-border grazing project involving southern Kordofan and northern Bahr el Ghazal in Sudan. She is writing about peace conferences and peace agreements involving communities who share livelihoods and trade across the Sudan/South Sudan border.
Wilson joined the Institute in 2004 following a 23-year active and reserve Air Force career, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. From 2001 to 2003, she was the CENTCOM liaison officer to the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, supporting the defense attaché and Kenya-U.S. liaison offices. During this time, she contributed to the drafting of the Verification and Monitoring Mechanism in the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement and served as an international observer for the 2002 Kenyan elections. She lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 1999 to 2001. Before living overseas, she served as a reserve faculty member of the Joint Military Intelligence Training Center at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC. Previously, she worked as a special assistant on the Maryland governor’s staff as well as a lobbyist in Annapolis. She taught at Merced (CA) High School and earned a secondary science teaching credential at Chapman University, where she also served as an adjunct instructor.
Wilson holds a master of science degree in strategic intelligence with Middle East emphasis from the Joint Military Intelligence College and a master of arts degree in defense administration from Northern Michigan University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Georgetown University's Liberal Studies program, studying traditional conflict resolution mechanisms and focusing on the reparation mechanism known as "diya."
- "No Transitional Justice without Transition: Darfur - A Case Study," co-authored with Brian A. Kritz, 19 Mich. St. U. Coll. L. J. Int'l L. 475 (2010-2011), pp. 475-500
- "Strawberry Ice Cream," Huffington Post, October 21, 2010
- "Day or Night?," Arab Reform Bulletin (March 2009)
- "Building Blocks for Citizenship and a Peaceful Transition in Sudan," USIPeace Briefing (March 2009)
- USIP Conflict Resolution Training in Sudan, Muslim World e-Bulletin (May 2005)
Also available on usip.org
- On the Issues: Kenya
January 10, 2008
- "South Sudan: A New Era of Uncertainty," Al Jazeera, July 10, 2011