Scholars

Associate Professor of Government, American University
Adrienne LeBas (PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Prior to joining AU, LeBas was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University. Her research interests include social movements, democratization, and po...
Former Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.
Steve McDonald, now serving as a Global Fellow at the Center, began his association with the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2002 when he was hired as a consultant to help administer a post-conflict reconciliation project in Burundi.  He remained in that capacity, expanding that work to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia, until 2008.  At that time, McDonald was asked to head the A...
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...
Associate Professor, George Washington University
Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, USA. Dr. Williams is also a Non-Resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute in New York where helps manage the “Providing for Peacekeeping Project.” Between 2011-2014 he served as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studie...