Programs Director

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Dr. Emily Sample is a Programs Director at the Fund for Peace, where she provides technical guidance on gender and environmental mainstreaming for conflict early warning/early response projects, fragility and resilience analysis, and manages the Human Rights and Business portfolio. She earned her PhD from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Previously, she worked at Holocaust Museum Houston and for the 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 adaption, environmental justice, gender, and mass atrocity prevention. Her book “Building Peace in America” was published in August 2020.



Annandale, Virginia


PhD (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