Author Archives: John Madden

Stephanie Mayle

Research Assistant Stephanie Mayle is a part-time intern at the Fund for Peace and a full-time post-graduate student at the London School of Economics, pursuing a MSc in Gender, Development, and Globalization. Stephanie most recently worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development in the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance where she focused on Central Africa, […]

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Jules Ottino-Loffler

Research Assistant Jules is a graduate of the Masters in Law and Diplomacy Program at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. He gained invaluable insights into international legal frameworks, peacebuilding, and human rights. He is passionate about peacebuilding, human rights, and human security. Before Fletcher, Jules worked at Northwestern at the Data Analytics Lab and as […]

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Grace Hillerby

Research Assistant Grace earned her BSc in Politics and International Relations and MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on political violence and terrorism, peacebuilding in the Middle East, and statebuilding and self-determination in the post-Soviet space. She has previously worked as an intern for human […]

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Theodore Anastopoulo

Research Assistant Theo is a graduate student studying famine and conflict resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he has worked as a research aid on projects ranging from climate-induced migration to famine trajectories. He was a formerly a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mozambique, an AmeriCorps Volunteer in his hometown […]

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COMING TOGETHER OR COMING APART: An Analysis of Resilience and Freedoms of Media and Religion

Rising structural pressures are leading to increased social and political stress across the world. Civil society is under strain. This is happening in countries classified as both “free” and “not free” by Freedom House. Populations are di­viding and polarizing along group-based identity lines. Through analysis of ma­jor indices, including the Fragile States Index, and an […]

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🔴𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄: Our first #DEVat60 #DevTalks on Building a More Resilient World in a Multi-Crisis... via @YouTube

The pressing issues of our time (#conflict, #climatechange, #foodinsecurity, etc.) are all interconnected, & require an interconnected response. AfP discussed this need in our recent event with @StimsonCenter.

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