Ann Phillips worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from September 2000 until September 2007, where she helped develop USAID’s policies and strategies on fragile states, stabilization and reconstruction, and promotion of good governance. Ann then went on to work for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany, where she was Director of the Program for Security, Stability, Transition & Reconstruction. Since leaving the Marshall Center in August 2011, she lectures and is writing a book on stabilization and reconstruction missions.

Prior to her work with USAID, Ann was professor of international relations and comparative politics from 1986 until 2000, first at Smith College in Northampton, MA and then at American University in Washington, D.C.