Fouad Pervez, Ph.D. is a senior program officer and managing director of the RESOLVE Network, where he helps combine research, practice, and policy on violent extremism.

He joined the U.S. Institute of Peace after several years as a consultant for international development firms. In that work, he designed monitoring and evaluation procedures for projects focusing on political violence, governance, economics, and trade in multiple countries, including Jordan, Pakistan, South Sudan, and Mozambique. He conducted data analysis, wrote policy briefs that highlighted findings, and regularly presented the results to key stakeholders. Prior to this work, Pervez was a health policy analyst, focusing on data analysis and policy writing for several research organizations. His research interests are political violence, the impact of domestic politics on international relations, trade politics, and the role of international organizations in conflict and peace.

Fouad holds a bachelor’s in human physiology from Boston University, a master’s in public health with a focus on health policy from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in government from Georgetown University, with concentrations in international political economy and international security. He has published in academic journals and the popular press. He grew up in the beautiful state of New Jersey and is a professional photographer and proud music aficionado.

Publications By Fouad

Where Public Health and Peacebuilding Converge

Where Public Health and Peacebuilding Converge

Thursday, January 16, 2020

By: Fouad Pervez; Chris Bosley

In many ways, peacebuilding and public health are kindred disciplines in that they both require whole-of-society approaches to succeed. But while both disciplines share similar traits, the relationship between peacebuilding and public health is often overlooked. In any country, public health services such as healthcare facilities, water sanitation, and accessible medicine are critical for citizens’ welfare. But in fragile or conflict-affected states, these services become even more important—serving as a foundation for healing and stability throughout a peace process. To examine this important dynamic, USIP’s Fouad Pervez and Chris Bosley look at three situations where the goals of peacebuilding and public health are intertwined.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Human Rights; Violent Extremism

Can Policy Catch up to the Golden Age of Terrorism Research?

Can Policy Catch up to the Golden Age of Terrorism Research?

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

By: Leanne Erdberg Steadman; Fouad Pervez

Meanwhile, researchers are increasingly understanding the dynamics that drive people to join terrorist groups—unpacking the numerous, complex reasons, and shining light on the local sociopolitical dynamics, something the media is covering more regularly. This new wave of research has a multiplicity of focus areas and employs rigorous methods to offer workable insights on violent extremism. It’s time for policy to catch up to the research.

Type: Analysis and Commentary

Violent Extremism

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