Programs Director

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Emily Sample is a Program Director at Fund for Peace, and a PhD candidate at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Her most recent book “Building Peace in America” was published in August 2020. Previously, she has worked as an Associate Director of Education at Holocaust Museum Houston and for the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region Ugandan National Committee on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide and Mass Atrocities. She earned her M.A. in Human Rights and Genocide Studies from Kingston University London and her B.A. from The College of William and Mary. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and co-founded the Women’s Caucus of Genocide Scholars. Her research spans peacebuilding, climate change adaptation, environmental justice, gender, and mass atrocity prevention.



Annandale, Virginia


PhD Candidate (Conflict Analysis and Resolution)

George Mason University

MA (Human Rights and Genocide Studies)

Kingston University of London

BA (History; Russian & Post-Soviet Studies)

College of William and Mary