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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

Richard Atwood

Interim President
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Comfort Ero

Interim Vice President & Program Director, Africa
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Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
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Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Multilateral Relations

Robert Blecher

Chief Strategy Officer
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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

Stephen Pomper

Interim Chief of Policy
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Robert Blecher

Chief Strategy Officer
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Ginger Jacobs

Special Assistant and Adviser to the President

Africa

Comfort Ero

Interim Vice President & Program Director, Africa
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Dino Mahtani

Deputy Director, Africa Program
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Pauline Bax

Senior Editor and Policy Advisor, Africa Program
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Rinaldo Depagne

Deputy Program Director, Africa & Project Director, West Africa

Jean-Hervé Jezequel

Director, Sahel Project
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Richard Moncrieff

Project Director, Central Africa
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Murithi Mutiga

Project Director, Horn of Africa
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Nelleke van de Walle

Deputy Project Director, Central 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

Alan Keenan

Senior Consultant, Sri Lanka
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Katrina Auditor

Fellow, Philippines

Ibraheem Bahiss

Consultant, Afghanistan

Georgi Engelbrecht

Senior Analyst, Philippines
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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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Katharine Quinn-Judge

Senior Analyst, Ukraine
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Olesya Vartanyan

Senior Analyst, South Caucasus
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Zaur Shiriyev

Analyst, South Caucasus
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Bogdan Voron

Giustra Fellow, Ukraine
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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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Tareq Baconi

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine and Economics of Conflict
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Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

Dina Esfandiary

Senior Advisor, Middle East and North Africa
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Elham Fakhro

Senior Analyst, Gulf States
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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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Stephen Pomper

Interim Chief of Policy
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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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Cross-cutting Workstreams

Robert Blecher

Chief Strategy Officer
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Tareq Baconi

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine and Economics of Conflict
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Ulrich Eberle

Fellow, Future of Conflict

Jane Esberg

Senior Analyst, Social Media & Conflict
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Kevin Mazur

Fellow, Future of Conflict

Azadeh Moaveni

Project Director, Gender
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Advocacy

Elissa Jobson

Director of Global 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

Communications & Outreach

Hugh Pope

Director of Communications & Outreach
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Chris Toensing

Senior Editor

Karim Lebhour

Head of Communications and Outreach for North America
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Kjell Olsson

Publications and Brand Identity Manager

Ásdís Ólafsdóttir

Online Communications Manager
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Claire Boccon-Gibod

Publications and Graphics Production Assistant

Marion Bouvier

French Editor

Julie David de Lossy

Photographer and Photo Editor

Research

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research
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Camille Le Tallec

Research Manager

Danny Anderson

Research Analyst
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Hélène Pilloud

Senior Coordinator, Special Projects and Research

Development

Amanda Weingarten

Chief Development Officer
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Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Multilateral Relations

Anneka Burgin

Development Operations and Research Manager

Sarah Pryke

Director of Philanthropy
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Hannah Watson

Associate Director, Philanthropy

Eyal Yerushalmi

Associate Director, Major Gifts

Rose Bradbury

Senior Development Officer, Government & Multilateral Relations
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Melissa Haw

Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Human Resources

Krista van Weelden

Chief of Human Resources

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

Cara Moore

Office Manager, Brussels

Krzysztof Gronowski

Senior Accountant

Justyna Joassin

Senior Accountant