Wilson Center Experts
Aly Lyons is the Program Associate with the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In this capacity, Ms. Lyons is responsible for managing several grant projects on the topics of Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding in Africa, Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate, and the Liberia conflict resolution training portfolio. Additionally, Ms. Lyons is responsible for organizing and executing major public and private events surrounding issues of leadership, state-building, peace-building and fragile states both at the Wilson Center and abroad, as well as editing and publishing major programmatic briefs and reports. More recently, she spearheaded the development of the Africa Program and Leadership Project's new blog, Africa Up Close.
Prior to this, Ms. Lyons interned with the Leadership Project from 2009-2010 while finishing her masters degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University in Washington, DC. In 2009, Ms. Lyons interned with the Institute for Inclusive Security in Washington, DC where she worked with multiple teams on increasing women’s participation in peacebuilding processes, including the planning of a major Gender-Sensitive Training of Trainers. In 2008, Ms. Lyons interned with the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) in New York, NY where she assisted the Corporate Strategies and Member Services team with researching and liaising with potential members interested in tailoring, in part or in whole, their Corporate Social Responsibility programs to health-related issues.