USIP's Security Sector Governance and Reform program aims to build peaceful security. To help in this endeavor, the Institute has convened a group of external advisors with deep experience and expertise in working on a broad set of SSG/R challenges. The advisors represent a diverse range of professional experience in the field gained in various U.S. government departments and agencies, multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and private sector organizations. The members of the advisory group serve in their personal capacity and do not represent any official or institutional views of the bodies they are affiliated with.

Louis-Alexandre Berg
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Georgia State University 

Hans Born
Assistant Director and Head of the Policy and Research Division, Geneva Centre for Security Governance

Cate Buchanan
Senior Mediation Advisor, Consultant

Raphael Carland
Managing Director for Policy, Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance R esources, U.S. Department of State

Ilene Cohn
Deputy Director, United Nations Mine Action Service, U.N. Department of Peace Operations

Melissa Dalton
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities, U.S. Department of Defense

Sarah Detzner
Non-Resident Senior Associate at Center for Strategic and International Studies

Adedeji Ebo
Chief, Conventional Arms Branch, U.N. Office for Disarmament Affairs

Alice Friend
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Linwood Ham
Support Lead for the Defense Governance and Management Team, Institute for Security Governance, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, U.S. Department of Defense

Sarah Holewinski
Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Bernard Harborne
Lead Specialist, Peace, Conflict and Violence, World Bank

Renanah M. Joyce
Assistant Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

Jason Ladnier
Interagency Senior Advisor for Security & Stabilization, Program Development and Operations, U.S. Institute of Peace

Michael McNerney
Associate Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND

Alexander Noyes
Political Scientist, RAND

Boubacar N’Diaye
Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science, College of Wooster

Kareem I. Oweiss
Director, Research, Analysis and Lessons Learned Institute (RALLI), Defense Security Cooperation University

Christophe Pradier
SSR Officer, Security Sector Reform Unit, U.N. Department of Peace Operations

Daniël Prins
Director, Security Sector Reform, U.N. Department of Peace Operations

Audrey Quinby
Strategy and Policy Planning, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), U.S. Department of State

James A. Schear
Global Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Rachel Schiller
Chief of Staff/Director of Strategy and Resource Coordination, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Gianmarco Scuppa
Service of Deputy Secretary General CSDP and crisis response, European External Action Service, European Union

Mark Sedra
President of the Security Governance Group and Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Waterloo & Balsillie School

Julie Werbel
Leadership and Learning Division Chief, Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention (CVP), Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS), USAID

Stephen Watts
Associate Program Director, Arroyo Center, RAND