Nate Wilson joined USIP after stints with the Partnership for Global Security in Washington, and at the Mossawa Center in Haifa, Israel. He has also undertaken Arabic-to-English translation work and research for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and the Reponses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland-College Park, as well as the Brookings Institute.
With USIP since 2011, Wilson coordinated USIP’s education and training on countering violent extremism (CVE). From 2012-2016, he implemented a project to develop and deliver a CVE curriculum to key civil society and government actors with Hedayah, the International CVE Center in UAE. Wilson also coordinated USIP’s Policing for CVE Program 2012-2017. Separately, he spearheaded the creation of USIP’s Arts & Culture Forum, which promoted cultural components as indispensable ingredients of conflict transformation.
In 2017, Wilson joined MENA's team as program officer for Libya. He currently leads projects to support key institutions and build local capacity to undertake peacebuilding and contribute to stabilization and reconciliation in Libya.
Wilson holds an master's in international relations, with a U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East specialization, from American University's School of International Service, and a bachelor's in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.