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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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Fund for Peace Names New Leadership Team

The Board of Directors of the Fund for Peace is pleased to announce a new leadership team. Paul Turner has assumed the position of President and Executive Director as of January 10, 2022 and is joined by newly appointed Vice Presidents Patricia Taft Nasri and Nate Haken to lead the organization. As President and Executive […]

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Demanding for Justice: Mapping the Nigerian SARS Protests and Quality of Life

BY CHLOE PAN Protests in the October 2020 Nigerian End SARS movement mobilized tens of thousands of people within the country to march on the streets against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), demanding for the federal government to institute change. Their demands have also captured the attention and received support from people around the world, […]

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ECOWAS Early Warning Directorate Country Risk & Vulnerability Assessments

“We cannot talk about conflict prevention without recognizing the role of early warning and response. They are intertwined.” This film documents the Country Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (CRVA) conducted across West Africa to measure communities’ resilience to conflict, humanitarian emergencies and other shocks. These CRVAs take a hyper local approach to data collection and assessment, […]

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Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in Ghana

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH With the government of Ghana announcing in 2014 that it would sign onto the VPs initiative as the first African nation to do so, it is now in the stages developing a VPs National Action Plan. Working with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Rights and Labor, […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Abia State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Since 2012, Abia has been the most peaceful state in the Niger Delta overall, as measured by fatalities per capita. In the 2015 gubernatorial elections, Okezie Ikpeazu, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was elected to replace outgoing Governor Theordore Orji (also PDP) in the second round of voting, […]

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Measuring a country’s ability to absorb, adapt, or transform from shocks is necessary in the face of COVID-19 and climate change. The recent UNDP Arab Human Development Report highlights the importance of #resilience to the region’s recovery:

Arab Human Development Report 2022 Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Post-Covid Era – Arab Human Development Report