Pamela Aall is a senior advisor for conflict prevention and management at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Her research interests include mediation, non-official organizations, civil–military relations, education and training, and the role of education in exacerbating conflict or promoting reconciliation. She is past president of Women in International Security, an organization dedicated to promoting women’s professional advancement in the foreign affairs and security fields. She has also worked at the Rockefeller Foundation, the European Cultural Foundation, and the International Council for Educational Development.
Aall has co-authored and co-edited a number of books and articles, including the Guide to IGOs, NGOs and the Military in Peace and Relief Operations (2000).With Chester A. Crocker and Fen Osler Hampson, she has written and edited a series of books on international conflict management including Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World (2007); Grasping the Nettle: Analyzing Cases of intractable Conflict (2005); Taming Intractable Conflicts: Mediation in the Hardest Cases (2004); and Turbulent Peace: the Challenges of Managing International Conflict (2001). Their latest jointly edited volume is Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (2011). They are also series editors for the Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management.