Our People

Paul R. Williams 
Co-Founder
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Michael P. Scharf
Managing Director
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Milena Sterio 
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Dr. Williams is Co-Founder of PILPG and oversees PILPG’s Peace Negotiations and Post-Conflict Constitutions Practice Areas. He is also the Rebecca I. Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations at American University. Dr. Williams formerly served as an Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Department of State and as a Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Professor Scharf is one of PILPG’s Managing Directors and the Director of PILPG’s War Crimes Practice Area. Professor Scharf also directs the Frederick K. Cox Center for International Law at Case Western Reserve School of Law. His has served as Attorney-Advisor with the U.S. Department of State and as Special Assistant to the International Prosecutor of the Cambodia Genocide Tribunal.

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Milena is the Charles R. Emrick Jr. Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and previously worked with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. She is the co-author, with Michael Scharf and Michael Newton, of Prosecuting Maritime Piracy, and is one of the six permanent editors of IntLawGrrls blog. Milena has been a PILPG member since 2002, and is a former Fulbright Scholar.

 

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Meghan E. Stewart
Vice President
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Brett Ashley Edwards
Vice President
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Bridget Rutherford
Vice President
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Miya Nazzaro-Grampp
Vice President
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Marieke de Hoon
Director & Senior Counsel
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Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh
Senior Counsel
Netherlands Office
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Christina Sheetz
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Lauren C. Baillie
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Ellie Stevenson
Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Julie Fraser
Senior Counsel
Netherlands Office
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Betsy Popken
Chief of Party
Istanbul 
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Reem Salahi
Chief of Party
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Catherine Aate
Program Manager
South Sudan
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Federica D’Alessandra
UN Representative
New York, N.Y.
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Andres Perez
Senior Peace Fellow
Kenya
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Nikhil Narayan
Senior Peace Fellow
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Michael Kovaka
Senior Peace Fellow  Denver, COLogo-2C-14px
Nina Bang-Jensen
Senior Peace Fellow Washington, D.C.Logo-2C-14px
Greg Noone 
Senior Peace Fellow Washington, D.C.Logo-2C-14px
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Meg deGuzman
Senior Peace Fellow
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Rick Lorenz
Senior Peace Fellow
Seattle, WA
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Anna Triponel
Senior Peace Fellow 
United Kingdom
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Mike Newton
Senior Peace Fellow
Nashville, TN
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Jonathan Worboys
Senior Peace Fellow
London, UK
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Robert Perito
Senior Peace Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Christopher Goebel
Senior Peace Fellow
Paris, France
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Brendan Doherty
Senior Peace Fellow
New York, NY
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Robert Petit
Senior Peace Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Jane Stromseth
Senior Peace Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Kirsten Lavery
Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Daniel Fullerton
Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Diane Furstenau
Counsel
Washington, D.C.

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Jolien Quispel
Counsel
Netherlands Office
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Sander Couch
Counsel
Netherlands Office
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Ilina Georgieva
Counsel
Netherlands Office
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Mistale Taylor
Counsel
Netherlands Office
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Meghan Clark-Kevan
Assistant Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Erin Bloom
Assistant Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Laura Livingston 
Assistant Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Ziad Khayyata 
Program Manager
Turkey
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Chloe O’Kelly
Program Associate
Washington, D.C.

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Roxanne Cassidy
Program Associate 
Washington, D.C.

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Ryan Fletcher
Program Associate
Washington, D.C.

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Skye Kussmann
Program Associate 
Washington, D.C.
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Christin Coster 
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Mohamad Alshlash 
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Aaron Kearney 
Law Fellow
Washington, DC
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Elise Meyer
Law Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Danae Paterson
Law Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Tiffany Sommadossi        Law Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Orga Cadet  
Law Fellow
Washington, D.C.
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Sophie Bones
Law Extern
Washington, D.C.
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Marta Bylica
Law Extern
Washington, D.C.
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 Kyle Kozak  
Law Extern
Washington, D.C.
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Jacob Lipp
Law Extern
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Mahrokh Malayeri
Law Extern
Washington, D.C.
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Victor Modesto
Law Extern
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Max Ross
Law Extern
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Anthony Ares
Law Extern
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Matthew Phifer
Senior Research Associate
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 Kali Friedmann
Senior Research Associate
Washington, D.C.
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Harjot Dhillon
Senior Research Associate
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Mamie Aoughsten
Senior Research Associate
Washington, D.C.
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Ayat Mujais
Senior Research Associate
Washington, D.C.
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Ksenia Kutyreva
Senior Research Associate
Netherlands Office
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Benjamin Juvelier
 Senior Research Associate
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William Richmond
Senior Research Associate
Washington, D.C.
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Emma Brandon 
Senior Research Associate
Washington, D.C.
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Andrew Merrylees
Senior Research Associate
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Adina Nistor
Senior Research Associate     Netherlands Office
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Robin de Ruiter
Senior Research Associate
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Tjebbe Geldof
 Senior Research Associate
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Maite van Rinsum
Senior Research Associate     Netherlands OfficeLogo-2C-14px
Damayanti Desai 
Summer Associate
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Roi Bachmutsky
Summer Associate
Harvard Law School
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Katelyn Cioffi
Summer Associate
Harvard Law School
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Aleema Jamal 
Summer Associate
Havard Law School
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Lisa Dicker 
Summer Associate
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Alexandra Brown
Research Associate
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Jessica Winslow
Research Associate
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Jonathan Heinz
Research Associate
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Katherine Holcombe    Research Associate
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David Weinstein  Research Associate
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 Cynthia Park
Research Associate
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Victoria Garcia
Research Associate
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Heather Lui
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Chase Dunn
Research Associate
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Zoe Baker
Research Associate
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Charlotte Leduey
Research Associate
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Ana Dionne-Lanier
Research Associate
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Angel Cruz
Research Associate
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Luiza Baena
Research Associate
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Thomas Scott
Research Associate
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Maxwell Olarsch 
Research Associate
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Nadeen Saqer Carter Stevens Ivy Moody Dylan Boivin
Nadeen Saqer
Research Associate
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Carter Stevens
Research Associate
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Ivy Moody
Research Associate
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Dylan Boivin
Research Associate
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James Kefford
Research Associate
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Emily Navala
Research Associate
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Priyanka Vakil
Research Associate
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Teresa Castro
Research Associate
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Mohammed
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Research Associate
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Laura Carvalho
Research Associate
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Ahmad Shah Katamazi    Research Associate
Washington, D.C.
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Ryan Lee
Intern
Washington, D.C.
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Amanda Farnan
Intern
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Sara Brouda
Intern
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Ghalia Estaiteyah
Intern
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Toni Okelana
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Marlee Grant
Intern
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Nikole Rodrigues
Intern
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Jennifer Pacicco
Intern
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Youmna Sirgi
Intern
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Grace Ishimwe
Intern
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