Mayesha Alam

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Mayesha Alam is Senior Adviser for research and strategy at Mercy Corps. She previously served as Deputy Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, and has also worked with the U.N., the World Bank, OSCE, and various NGOs.

Dr. Alam is the author of Women and Transitional Justice: Progress and Persistent Challenges in Retributive and Restorative Processes (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), co-editor of Women and Gender Perspectives in the Military (Georgetown University Press 2019), and numerous other publications on topics such as the causes and consequences of armed conflict, peacebuilding, climate risk and resilience, human rights, and migration. A Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, Dr. Alam holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.

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