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After nine years as Senior Vice President and two years as Director of Democracy, Rights and Governance Programs, Dr. Lynn Carter has stepped into a part-time role as Senior Advisor for Governance and Conflict. She is Chief of Party on the $95 million USAID/MENA Bureau Governance Integration for Stabilization and Resilience (GISR) project, and Technical Director of the USAID Harmoni CVE project and an Asia Bureau CVE analytics project. She continues to focus heavily on CVE and conflict mitigation programming.

After working in rural development and maternal and child health in Yemen, Morocco and Pakistan, she helped USAID develop tools to assess, design and evaluate DRG and conflict/extremism mitigation programs. Lynn helped contributed to many of USAID’s most used tools including the DRG assessment framework, the conflict assessment framework and guides to violent extremism. She has led DRG and conflict assessments and has helped design projects in these domains. She has designed and implemented DRG and CVE workshops in conjunction with and for USG personnel. She has lived and worked in Pakistan, Yemen, India and Egypt. She has published a book on ethnic conflict in Egypt and articles in peer-reviewed journals on Egypt and Afghanistan. She has a Ph.D. from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies in political development and the politics of the Middle East and a master’s degree from Harvard.