From 1986 to today, USIP’s Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship program has supported research, writing and in-house advising on a wide variety of topics related to peace and violent conflict. The program's more than 320 past fellows have studied everything from the influence of Track Two Diplomacy on U.S.-Russia relations to the effects of oil and other natural resources on prospects for peace.
Current Senior Fellows include:
Andrew Glazzard is a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). He is also a visiting associate professor at the Cyber Threats Research Centre at Swansea University, UK. He was previously senior director for national security studies at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), a London-based think tank and research institute, where from 2015 to 2020 he led RUSI’s work on counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism, serious and organized crime, and cyber security.
Prior to joining RUSI he worked in the UK government for over twenty years, where he worked on a range of defense and security issues. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007.
He received his PhD in English Literature in 2013 from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is particularly interested in the relationship between security and culture, including the role of narrative and communications in terrorism and counterterrorism, and increasing the contribution of arts and humanities disciplines in security studies.
His publications include "Losing the Plot: Narrative, Counter-Narrative and Violent Extremism" (2017), "Beyond Prevention: The Role of Strategic Communications Across the Four Pillars of Counterterrorism Strategy" (with Alastair Reed, 2020), "Preventive Communication: Emerging Lessons from Participative Approaches to Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya" (with Matthew Freer, 2020) and Conflict, Violent Extremism and Development: New Challenges, New Approaches (with Thomas Maguire, Sasha Jesperson and Emily Winterbotham, 2017).
MaryAnne Iwara is a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow on the program on Countering Violent Extremism at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Her work highlights community perceptions of conflict-related sexual violence and reintegration of women and children associated with Boko Haram. Miss Iwara is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria, where in the last decade, she has provided insights and policy solutions to capacity development challenges related to peacebuilding in Africa.
Iwara’s years of international development experience includes research in peacebuilding processes and facilitation of training modules on protection of civilians, including sexual and gender-based violence from her time at IPCR. Other research has focused on mainstreaming peacebuilding in public policy in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the world. She has been a regional and training advisor to the German Development Cooperation’s Regional Peace and Security Programme in Accra, Ghana, where she supported the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre in designing peacekeeping and peacebuilding trainings. Miss Iwara is a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance (STG), European University Institute, Florence, Italy. At the STG, her research focused on pastoralism, peace and security in the ECOWAS region.
MaryAnne, who is currently a PhD. student at the University of Leipzig, holds an M.A. in African Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Bradford, UK, and a B.A in History and International Studies from the University of Calabar, Nigeria.
Farida Nabourema is a democracy activist who has been an advocate of democracy and human rights in her native country, Togo, since her teenage years. In 2014, she published a book titled La Pression de l'Oppression (The Pressure of Oppression), in which she discusses the different forms of oppression that people are subjected to in Togo and Africa. In her book she highlights the importance of citizens, particularly women and youth standing against their economic, gender-based and socio-political exploitation.
Farida holds a Bachelor’s in International Studies from American University, and she is the Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League, a nongovernmental organization which promotes democracy and rule of law in Togo. Farida has risen to become one of the most influential faces in the efforts for democracy in Togo and the West African region, and she was awarded The Young Female Advocate of the Year in 2017 by African Youth Awards and named one the Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media. Farida was also listed as one of the Four Crusaders Keeping The Dream of Democracy Alive in 2018 by Times Magazine.
As Jennings Randolph Senior Research Fellow, Farida will study gender-based violence and nonviolent movements with the program on Nonviolent Action. Her research will highlight the different forms of repression faced by women in nonviolent movements and how they respond to it. Her research aims to generate a series of practical and policy recommendations to help reduce violence against women in nonviolent movements.