Liz Hume, JD, MA (@Lizhume4peace) is Executive Director of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, a nonpartisan global peacebuilding network of 160+ organizations working in 181 countries to prevent conflict, reduce violence, improve lives, and build sustainable peace. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in peacebuilding and reducing and preventing violent conflict. As AfP’s Liz co-leads the Global Fragility Act (GFA) Coalition with Mercy Corps. The coalition was instrumental to the passage of the bipartisan GFA and continues to work to ensure successful implementation of the law.
Liz is a conflict prevention expert with more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions in multilateral institutions, the U.S. government and NGOs, overseeing conflict prevention and peacebuilding programs in conflict-affected and fragile states, including Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. She was the Chief Legal Counsel for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo, where she was responsible for developing the legal framework and policies in support of the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and U.N. Resolution 1244.
After 9/11, Liz worked for the International Rescue Committee in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also helped establish the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation at USAID, developing programs and policies to improve the U.S. government’s ability to address the causes of violent, deadly conflict.