Lauren Van Metre

Director, Grants Strategy & Applied Research on Conflict

Lauren Van Metre is director of Grants Strategy & Applied Research on Conflict.

Prior to coming to the Institute, she obtained a doctorate in Russian studies at The Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies. Her dissertation was on identity negotiations among Russia's regions.

Van Metre has worked at the State Department as deputy office director for Kosovo peace implementation, managing its reconciliation and independent, sustainable media programs.  Previously at USIP, as a program officer, she ran the Balkans and European working groups, which facilitated discussions among institutions supporting the region’s peace processes. As special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, she managed the organization of the first Defense Ministerial of the Americas and the South Balkans Defense Ministerial—meetings to promote better civil-military relations in these regions and improve transparency in defense relations.

During Russia's transition, she worked in St. Petersburg on a Carnegie Corporation grant to assist Russian military officers’ transition to civilian life after returning from East Europe

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Publications

Lauren Van Metre
September 15, 1997
The Dayton Implementation Working Group project envisions meetings on the Train and Equip program, the apprehension of war criminals, the return of refugees, and Brcko as a model for peace implementation. The purpose of this working group is to encourage dialogue among representatives from the administration and Capitol Hill and policy analysts on how best to implement these critical elements of the Dayton peace agreement
Lauren Van Metre
December 11, 1998
Throughout 1998 the United States Institute of Peace hosted a series of meetings of its Balkans Working Group to evaluate the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords.
Lauren Van Metre
April 1, 1997
On March 5, 1997, the United States Institute of Peace convened the first session of its European Security Working Group to discuss the implications of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO's) commitment to enlarge the alliance at the July 1997 Summit in Madrid.
Lauren Van Metre
June 20, 1998
On April 25, 1998, the United States Institute of Peace conducted a meeting of its Bosnia Working Group to discuss the future of Serbia and the Milosevic regime.  The Institute's objective is not to reach consensus within the group, but to explore issues and options.

Articles & Analysis by this Expert

October 17, 2013
By:
Alison Milofsky, Dominic Kiraly, Lauren Van Metre

The first class of students benefitting from a unique partnership between Future Generations Graduate School and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) graduated at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on October 11, a milestone in USIP’s efforts to expand peacebuilding education to practitioners around the world.

February 14, 2013
by
Lauren Van Metre, Paul Hughes
January 25, 2013
by
Lauren Van Metre, Lieutenant Commander Aaron R. Austin
February 7, 2013
by
Hamid Khan, Lauren Van Metre, Paul Hughes, Scott Smith
by
Alison Milofsky, Dominic Kiraly, Jeffrey Helsing, Lauren Van Metre
September 15, 1997
by
Lauren Van Metre