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Who We Are

Our People

Our staff of 110 people, 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

Robert Malley

President & CEO
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Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Richard Atwood

Chief of Policy
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Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Foundation Relations

Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President
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Ivan Briscoe

Program Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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Brittany Brown

Chief of Staff

Comfort Ero

Program Director, Africa
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President’s Office

Robert Malley

President & CEO
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Richard Atwood

Chief of Policy
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Fatima Ayub

Policy Adviser and Editor

Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President
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Brittany Brown

Chief of Staff

Hélène Pilloud

Special Assistant to the President

Stephen Pomper

Senior Director of Policy
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Africa

Comfort Ero

Program Director, Africa
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Rinaldo Depagne

Senior Adviser 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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Elissa Jobson

Head of Africa Regional Advocacy
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Alan Boswell

Senior Analyst, South Sudan
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Asia

Laurel Miller

Program Director, Asia
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Samina Ahmed

Project Director, South Asia and Senior Asia Adviser

Alan Keenan

Project Director, Sri Lanka
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Christopher Green

Senior Adviser, Korean Peninsula

Michael Kovrig

Senior Adviser, North East Asia
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Borhan Osman

Senior Analyst, Afghanistan

Matthew Wheeler

Senior Analyst, South East Asia
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Richard Horsey

Adviser, Myanmar
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Europe and Central Asia

Olga Oliker

Program Director, Europe and Central Asia
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Nigar Göksel

Project Director, Turkey
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Anna Arutunyan

Senior Analyst, Russia
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Berkay Mandıracı

Analyst, Turkey
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Katharine Quinn-Judge

Analyst, EU Eastern Neighbourhood

Olesya Vartanyan

Analyst, Eastern Neighbourhood
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Zaur Shiriyev

Fellow, Europe
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Alçay Akay

Office Manager, Turkey

Latin America

Ivan Briscoe

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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Kyle Johnson

Senior Analyst, Colombia
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Tiziano Breda

Researcher, Northern Triangle and Nicaragua
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Zaida Marquez

Communications and Advocacy Officer, Latin America
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Estefanie Robertson

Operations Manager, Latin America

Bram Ebus

Consultant
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Middle East and North Africa

Joost Hiltermann

Program Director, Middle East and North Africa
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April Longley Alley

Deputy Program Director, Middle East and North Africa

Nathan Thrall

Project Director, Arab-Israeli Conflict
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Ali Vaez

Project Director, Iran
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Heiko Wimmen

Project Director, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
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Michaël Béchir Ayari

Senior Analyst, Tunisia

Elizabeth Dickinson

Senior Analyst, Arabian Peninsula
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Maria Fantappie

Senior Adviser, Iraq (Consulting)

United States

Stephen Pomper

Senior Director of Policy
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Daniel Schneiderman

Deputy Program Director, United States
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Cross-cutting Workstreams

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Robert Blecher

Senior Strategic Adviser to the President
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Renard Sexton

Fellow, Economics of Conflict
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Azadeh Moaveni

Senior Analyst, Gender
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Tarek Ghani

Senior Economic Adviser

William Grant-Brook

Research Associate, Gender, Peace and Security
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Tareq Baconi

Analyst, Israel/Palestine and Economics of Conflict
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Advocacy

Richard Gowan

UN Director
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Ashish Pradhan

Senior Analyst, UN Advocacy and Research
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Giuseppe Famà

EU Relations Manager, Brussels
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Lisa Klingenberg

Analyst, EU Advocacy & Research

Lavinia Pletosu

Project Officer, EU Team

Kheira Tarif

Dialogue Coordinator

Jet Richardson

Office Manager & Advocacy Coordinator
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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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Danny Anderson

Communications Officer
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Julie David de Lossy

Photographer and Photo Editor

Research

Isabelle Arradon

Director of Research & Special Adviser on Gender
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Amelia Branczik

Research Manager
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Ned Dalby

Senior Research Analyst
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Government & Foundation Relations

Bénédicte Benoit

Director of Government & Foundation Relations

Meenakshi Menon

Head of Government & Foundation Relations, North America
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Rose Bradbury

Senior Development Officer
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Melissa Haw

Senior Development Officer

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Project Manager

Chris Brew

Development Officer, North America

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Development Officer

Private Sector Initiatives

Sherrie Streit Ager

Director, Individual & Corporate Philanthropy

Sarah Pryke

Head of Private Sector Development, Europe
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Jessica Reihanifam

Corporate and Family Foundations Manager, London

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Development Officer, Private Sector Initiatives

Emina Ajvazoska

Event Coordinator

Abigail Kramer

Development Coordinator
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Daria Melchenko

Office Manager/Events Associate

Human Resources

Krista van Weelden

Chief of Human Resources

Oana Guth

HR Generalist

Ashley Catalano

Senior International Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Gizem Can

Human Resources Assistant

Finance & Administration

Brett Moody

Chief Financial Officer

Simona Arena

Financial Controller

Cara Moore

Office Manager, Brussels

Krzysztof Gronowski

Senior Accountant

Carl Burchardt

Accountant

Diana Ohin

Office Manager, New York