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.