Lauren Van Metre


Part-time Faculty


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.


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

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

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

Conflict and Conflict Resolution