Lauren Van Metre
Dean of Students, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
Lauren Van Metre is the dean of students and a member of the faculty in USIP's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, where she teaches courses on leadership and on stabilization and peacebuilding. She also manages a number of the Academy's institutional relationships and participates in inter-agency initiatives for USIP and the Academy.
Prior to coming to the Institute, she obtained a doctorate in Russian studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies. Her dissertation was on identity negotiations among Russia's regions about local history narratives.
Van Metre has also worked at the State Department as deputy office director for Kosovo Peace Implementation. As special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, she helped organize the first Defense Ministerial of the Americas and the South Balkans Defense Ministerial—meetings designed to promote better civil-military relations in these regions and improve transparency in their 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 European bases.
Van Metre also holds a M.A. in Russian studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in political science from Davidson College.
- Europe in the 21st Century: A Strategy for Achieving Stable Peace
Special Report, November 2000
- Transatlantic Relations In the Aftermath of Kosovo
Special Report, May 2000
- Bosnia Report Card: Pass, Fail, or Incomplete?
Special Report, December 1998
- Kosovo: Escaping the Cul-de-Sac
Special Report, July 1998