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Who We Are

Our People

Our staff and consultants (approximately 120) are drawn from diplomacy, media, the academy and civil society, are based in field offices around the world and cover some 70 actual and potential conflicts.

Leadership

Comfort Ero

President & CEO
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Richard Atwood

Executive Vice President
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Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
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Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Multilateral Relations

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict
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Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Richard Gowan

UN Director
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Michael Wahid Hanna

Program Director, U.S.
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President’s Office

Richard Atwood

Executive Vice President
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Stephen Pomper

Chief of Policy
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Ginger Jacobs

Senior Assistant to the President, Research Associate

Africa

Murithi Mutiga

Program Director, Africa
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Pauline Bax

Deputy Program Director, Africa
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Rinaldo Depagne

Deputy Program Director, Africa & Project Director, West Africa

Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Director, Sahel Project (Sabbatical Leave)
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Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Sahel (Interim)
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Enrica Picco

Project Director, Central Africa
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Nelleke van de Walle

Project Director, Great Lakes
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Alan Boswell

Project Director, Horn of Africa
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Asia

Laurel Miller

Program Director, Asia
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Pierre Prakash

Deputy Director, Asia
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Samina Ahmed

Project Director, South Asia and Senior Asia Adviser

Ibraheem Bahiss

Consultant, Afghanistan

Praveen Donthi

Senior Analyst, India

Georgi Engelbrecht

Senior Analyst, Philippines
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Christopher Green

Senior Consultant, Korean Peninsula
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Richard Horsey

Senior Adviser, Myanmar
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Europe and Central Asia

Olga Oliker

Program Director, Europe and Central Asia
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Alissa de Carbonnel

Deputy Program Director, Europe and Central Asia
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Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Turkey
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Berkay Mandıracı

Analyst, Turkey
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Olesya Vartanyan

Senior Analyst, South Caucasus
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Zaur Shiriyev

Analyst, South Caucasus
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Alçay Akay

Office Manager, Turkey

Marko Prelec

Consulting Senior Analyst, Balkans
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Latin America

Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Renata Segura

Deputy Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Falko Ernst

Senior Analyst, Mexico
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Phil Gunson

Senior Analyst, Andes
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Tiziano Breda

Analyst, Central America
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Estefanie Robertson

Operations Manager, Latin America

Bram Ebus

Consultant
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Elizabeth Dickinson

Senior Analyst, Colombia
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Middle East and North Africa

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
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Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
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Riccardo Fabiani

Project Director, North Africa
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Heiko Wimmen

Project Director, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
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Veena Ali-Khan

Research Assistant, Yemen
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Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

Dina Esfandiary

Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
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Laure Foucher

Senior Analyst, MENA/Europe

United States

Michael Wahid Hanna

Program Director, U.S.
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Daniel Schneiderman

Head of Advocacy & Research, US Program
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Karim Lebhour

Head of Communications and Outreach for North America
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Brian Finucane

Senior Adviser, U.S.
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Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program

Delaney Simon

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
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Future of Conflict

Robert Blecher

Program Director, Future of Conflict
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Champa Patel

Director, Innovation, and Deputy Program Director, Future of Conflict
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Rafael Ch Duran

Postdoctoral Fellow on the Future of Conflict
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Ulrich Eberle

Fellow, Future of Conflict
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Jane Esberg

Senior Analyst, Social Media & Conflict
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Tarek Ghani

Senior Economic Adviser
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Kevin Mazur

Fellow, Future of Conflict

Cross-cutting Workstreams

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender and Conflict
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Jerome Drevon

Senior Analyst in Jihad and Modern Conflict
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Floor Keuleers

Senior Analyst, Gender and Conflict

Advocacy

Elissa Jobson

Chief of Advocacy
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Richard Gowan

UN Director
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Ashish Pradhan

Senior Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research
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Giuseppe Famà

Head of EU Affairs
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Lisa Musiol

Senior Analyst, EU Advocacy & Research

Lavinia Pletosu

Senior Project Officer, EU Advocacy and Research

Sebastian Schweiger

Researcher, EU Advocacy

Communications & Outreach

Karim Lebhour

Head of Communications and Outreach for North America
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Ásdís Ólafsdóttir

Associate Director, Online Communications
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Cara Moore

Events and Communications Manager, Brussels

Chris Toensing

Senior Editor

Kjell Olsson

Publications and Brand Identity Manager

Claire Boccon-Gibod

Data Visualisation and Publications Officer

Marion Bouvier

French Editor

Nicolas Delaunay

Senior Communications Officer for Africa
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Research

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
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Camille Le Tallec

Research Manager

Danny Anderson

Research Analyst
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Development

Amanda Weingarten

Chief of External Affairs
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Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Multilateral Relations

Ivana Kvesic

Director of Foundation Relations

Abigail Kramer

Director of Development Operations
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Rose Bradbury

Senior Development Officer, Government & Multilateral Relations
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Anneka Burgin

Development Operations and Research Manager

Kaitlyn Greta

Development Coordinator

Melissa Haw

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Human Resources

Krista van Weelden

Chief of People and Culture

Oana Guth

HR Generalist

Ashley Catalano

International Compensation and Benefits Manager

Grace Njuguna

HR Officer and Office Manager

Finance & Administration

Brett Moody

Chief Financial Officer

Simona Arena

Financial Controller

Krzysztof Gronowski

Senior Accountant

Justyna Joassin

Senior Accountant