Lauren Van Metre

Title:
Lecturer
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Eurasia Region, Resilience to Violent Conflict, Violent Extremism, Conflict Resolution

Prior to teaching at George Washington, Dr. Van Metre was Acting Vice President and head of the Center for Applied Research at the US Institute of Peace (USIP). Earlier in her tenure at USIP she also served as Dean of Students in the Institute's Academy for International Conflict Management. Prior to joining USIP, Van Metre worked at the State Department as deputy office director for Kosovo peace implementation, and at the Defense Department where she organized the first ever Defense Ministerial of the Americas and South Balkans Defense Ministerial -- meetings designed to promote better civil-military relations in these regions and improve transparency in their defense relations. In the late nineties, Van Metre worked at USIP running research and policy working groups on Russia, the Balkans and Western Europe.

 

Current Research

Community Resilience to Violent Extremism, Resilience to internal displacement in Ukraine

Education

Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies

Publications

Ukraine's Internally Displaced Hold a Key to Peace http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/images/Ukraines_Internally_Displaced_Pers...

Building Gender Equality in Ukraine https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/us-cswg-policy-brief-building-g...

Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in Kenya https://www.usip.org/publications/2016/10/community-resilience-violent-e...

Peacebuilding and Resilience: How Society Responds to Violence https://www.usip.org/publications/2016/10/peacebuilding-and-resilience-h...

Classes Taught

Conflict and Conflict Resolution