Matthew Parkes is a senior program specialist for the Afghanistan and Central Asia program at USIP.
In this role, he supports the coordination and management of the program’s activities in Washington and throughout Central Asia. This includes dozens of public and private events as well as regular trips to the region to meet with USIP partners. Prior to USIP, he worked for AG International Law Firm, PeaceTech Lab and numerous peacebuilding and nonprofit organizations.
Parkes received his master’s in conflict resolution from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s in political science and genocide studies from Keen State College.