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About me

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I am a researcher and policy analyst, working at the intersection of development, diplomacy and security. I am currently a Director, Education Content at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Lecturing Fellow at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. I previously served as a a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London and as a staff writer for 

My research has been published in a range of outlets, including The Washington Quarterly, World Politics Review, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Think Global Health,, Human Rights Review, and as chapters in The Arab Gulf States and the West: Perception and Misperception, Opportunities and Perils, and The Routledge History of Human Rights.  My current book project is exploring mergers of development and diplomacy agencies, exploring lessons for U.S. bureaucracy.

I have worked on projects funded by UN Women, the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, OECD, Transparency International, World Vision, DFID, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, Swedish International Development Agency, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners and donors

I hold a BA in Politics and French from Princeton University, an MA in Middle East Studies from Harvard University, and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

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