Pamela Aall is a senior fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, effective May 2014. She is currently leading a project that examines Africa’s regional conflict management capacity and gaps.
Pamela is also a senior adviser for conflict prevention and management at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), where she was founding provost of USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. She is on the board of Women in International Security, and is a senior associate at Facilitating Peace, a consulting network of conflict resolution specialists.
Pamela’s research interests include conflict management, mediation, reconciliation, capacity-building, international and regional institutions, civil society in conflict settings, civil-military relations, education and training, and the role of education in exacerbating conflict or promoting reconciliation. In addition to her research and management work, she has directed conflict transformation and capacity-building programs for Sudan, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Bosnia. She has also worked at The Rockefeller Foundation, the European Cultural Foundation and the International Council for Educational Development. In spring 2014, she was the Sharkey Scholar at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, and has taught at George Washington University.
Pamela has written and co-authored a number of articles and books, including the Guide to IGOs, NGOs and the Military in Peace and Relief Operations (2000). With Chester A. Crocker and Fen Osler Hampson, she has written and edited a series of books on international conflict management including Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World (2007); Taming Intractable Conflicts: Mediation in the Hardest Cases (2004); Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (2011) and Managing Conflict in a World Adrift (forthcoming 2014). They are also series editors for the Routledge Studies in Security and Conflict Management.