Our Team

PILPG’s dynamic team works together to provide excellent service to pro bono clients, conduct cutting edge international law research, and innovate and explore best practices for the fields of peace negotiations, constitution-drafting, and war crimes prosecutions and transitional justice.

senior leadership

  Paul Williams  Co-Founder  LinkedIn

Paul Williams
Co-Founder
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  Michael Scharf  Co-Founder  LinkedIn

Michael Scharf
Co-Founder
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  Milena Sterio  Board Member  LinkedIn

Milena Sterio
Board Member
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Vice Presidents

  Brett Edwards  Vice President of Strategic Partnerships  LinkedIn

Brett Edwards
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
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  Miya Nazzaro-Grampp  Vice President of Development & Finance  LinkedIn

Miya Nazzaro-Grampp
Vice President of Development & Finance
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  Bridget Rutherford  Vice President of Programs  LinkedIn

Bridget Rutherford
Vice President of Programs
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senior peace fellows

  Nina Bang-Jensen  Washington, D.C.  LinkedIn

Nina Bang-Jensen
Washington, D.C.
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  Christopher Goebel   Paris, France  LinkedIn

Christopher Goebel
Paris, France
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  Drew Mann  The Hague, The Netherlands  LinkedIn

Drew Mann
The Hague, The Netherlands
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  Andres Perez  Nairobi, Kenya  LinkedIn

Andres Perez
Nairobi, Kenya
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  Meghan E. Stewart  Washington, D.C.  LinkedIn

Meghan E. Stewart
Washington, D.C.
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  Meg DeGuzman  Washington, D.C.  LinkedIn

Meg DeGuzman
Washington, D.C.
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  Darin Johnson  Washington, D.C.  LinkedIn

Darin Johnson
Washington, D.C.
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  Nikhil Narayan  Kathmandu, Nepal  LinkedIn

Nikhil Narayan
Kathmandu, Nepal
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  Robert Perito  Washington, D.C  LinkedIn

Robert Perito
Washington, D.C
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  Jane Stremsoth  Washington, D.C  

Jane Stremsoth
Washington, D.C
 

  Brendan Doherty  New York, New York  LinkedIn

Brendan Doherty
New York, New York
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  Michael Kovaka  Denver, Colorado   LinkedIn

Michael Kovaka
Denver, Colorado
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  Mike Newton  Nashville, Tennessee   LinkedIn

Mike Newton
Nashville, Tennessee
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  Robert Petit  Ottowa, Canada   LinkedIn

Robert Petit
Ottowa, Canada
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  Anna Triponel   London, United Kingdom  LinkedIn

Anna Triponel
London, United Kingdom
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  Cynthia Ebbs  New York, New York  LinkedIn

Cynthia Ebbs
New York, New York
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  Rick Lorenz   Seattle, Washington  LinkedIn

Rick Lorenz
Seattle, Washington
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  Greg Noone  Washington, D.C.   

Greg Noone
Washington, D.C. 
 

  Betsy Popken  Istanbul, Turkey   LinkedIn

Betsy Popken
Istanbul, Turkey
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  Jonathan Worboys  London, United Kingdom  LinkedIn

Jonathan Worboys
London, United Kingdom
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senior counsel

  Lauren C. Baillie  Senior Counsel  LinkedIn

Lauren C. Baillie
Senior Counsel
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  Margaux Day  Project Director  LinkedIn

Margaux Day
Project Director
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  Marieke de Hoon  Director & Senior Counsel  LinkedIn

Marieke de Hoon
Director & Senior Counsel
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  Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh  Senior Counsel  LinkedIn

Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh
Senior Counsel
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Counsel

  Hussein Sengu  Tanzania - Chief of Party  LinkedIn

Hussein Sengu
Tanzania - Chief of Party
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  Diane Furstenau   Counsel  LinkedIn

Diane Furstenau
Counsel
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  Laura Milne  Burma - Legal and Policy Advisor  LinkedIn                                         

Laura Milne
Burma - Legal and Policy Advisor
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   Jolien Quispel    Counsel  LinkedIn

Jolien Quispel
Counsel
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  Mistale Taylor  Counsel  LinkedIn

Mistale Taylor
Counsel
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Not Photographed: Atieno Odhiambo, Kenya - Chief of Party      

rule of law experts

  Catherine Aate  South Sudan - Program Manager  LinkedIn                                        

Catherine Aate
South Sudan - Program Manager
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  Jackline Nasiwa  South Sudan - Constitutional Development Advisor  LinkedIn

Jackline Nasiwa
South Sudan - Constitutional Development Advisor
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  Erin Bloom  Turkey - Assistant Counsel  LinkedIn

Erin Bloom
Turkey - Assistant Counsel
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  Danae Paterson  Program Manager  LinkedIn

Danae Paterson
Program Manager
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  Daniel Fullerton   Program Manager  LinkedIn

Daniel Fullerton
Program Manager
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  Christina Sheetz  Program Director  LinkedIn

Christina Sheetz
Program Director
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  Kirsten Lavery  Program Manager  LinkedIn

Kirsten Lavery
Program Manager
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Not Photographed: Sam Andiro, South Sudan - Program Manager; Sylvie Nyamunga, Kenya - Program Manager; Aimee Ongeso, Kenya - Program Manager; Hussein Sengu, Tanzania - Legal Consultant

Operations Team

  Neha Bhatia  Program Assistant  LinkedIn

Neha Bhatia
Program Assistant
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  Paul Njemah  Kenya - Bookkeeper  LinkedIn

Paul Njemah
Kenya - Bookkeeper
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  Taylor Shields  Program Assistant  LinkedIn

Taylor Shields
Program Assistant
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  Mikayla Appell  Communications Assistant  LinkedIn

Mikayla Appell
Communications Assistant
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  Gabriella Gricius  Development Advisor  LinkedIn

Gabriella Gricius
Development Advisor
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law fellows

  Lisa Dicker  Turkey - Law Fellow  LinkedIn

Lisa Dicker
Turkey - Law Fellow
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  Jeradon Mura  Case Western Reserve School of Law  LinkedIn

Jeradon Mura
Case Western Reserve School of Law
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  Noor Hamadeh  Turkey - Law Fellow  LinkedIn

Noor Hamadeh
Turkey - Law Fellow
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  Dena Shayne  Georgetown Law Center  LinkedIn

Dena Shayne
Georgetown Law Center
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  Andrew Konstant  Georgetown Law Center  LinkedIn

Andrew Konstant
Georgetown Law Center
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  Benjamin Juvelier  American University/ Washington College of Law  LinkedIn

Benjamin Juvelier
American University/ Washington College of Law
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senior research Associates

  Jill Bähring  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Jill Bähring
Senior Research Associate
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  Victoria Garcia  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Victoria Garcia
Senior Research Associate
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  Ksenia Kutyreva  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Ksenia Kutyreva
Senior Research Associate
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  Emily Nevala  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Emily Nevala
Senior Research Associate
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  Zoe Baker  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Zoe Baker
Senior Research Associate
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  Jonathan Heinz  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Jonathan Heinz
Senior Research Associate
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  David Lando  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

David Lando
Senior Research Associate
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  Georgios Plevris  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Georgios Plevris
Senior Research Associate
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  Rosalie Dieleman  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Rosalie Dieleman
Senior Research Associate
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  Katherine Holcombe  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Katherine Holcombe
Senior Research Associate
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  Andrew Merrylees  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Andrew Merrylees
Senior Research Associate
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  Nadeen Saqer  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Nadeen Saqer
Senior Research Associate
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  Ana Dionne-Lanier  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Ana Dionne-Lanier
Senior Research Associate
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  Dr. Kushtrim Istrefi  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Dr. Kushtrim Istrefi
Senior Research Associate
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  Ivy Moody  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Ivy Moody
Senior Research Associate
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  Thomas Scott  Senior Research Associate  LinkedIn

Thomas Scott
Senior Research Associate
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research ASSOCIATES

  Noura Abahsain  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Noura Abahsain
Research Associate
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  Dorothy Canevari  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Dorothy Canevari
Research Associate
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  Nathan Cooper  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Nathan Cooper
Research Associate
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  Nathan Graillat  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Nathan Graillat
Research Associate
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  Nina Krijnen  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Nina Krijnen
Research Associate
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  Kathryn Suma  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Kathryn Suma
Research Associate
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  Juliana Santos de Carvalho  Research Associate  

Juliana Santos de Carvalho
Research Associate
 

  Betsy Crowder  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Betsy Crowder
Research Associate
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  Rebecca Hebeis  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Rebecca Hebeis
Research Associate
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  Xiao Mao  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Xiao Mao
Research Associate
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  Savannah Turner  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Savannah Turner
Research Associate
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  Chagit van den Berg  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Chagit van den Berg
Research Associate
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  Alice Browning  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Alice Browning
Research Associate
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  Teresa Castro  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Teresa Castro
Research Associate
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  Stephanie Daigle  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Stephanie Daigle
Research Associate
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  Bethany Houghton  Research Associate  

Bethany Houghton
Research Associate
 

  Megan Masingill  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Megan Masingill
Research Associate
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  Annabel Julia van Schaik  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Annabel Julia van Schaik
Research Associate
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  Rachel Buntrock  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Rachel Buntrock
Research Associate
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  Ethem Coban  Research Associate  

Ethem Coban
Research Associate
 

  Victoria Ernst  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Victoria Ernst
Research Associate
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  Sean Johnson  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Sean Johnson
Research Associate
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  Marie Pelatan  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Marie Pelatan
Research Associate
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  Jasmijn de Zeeuw  Research Associate  LinkedIn

Jasmijn de Zeeuw
Research Associate
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externs

  William Pons  George Washington Law School  LinkedIn

William Pons
George Washington Law School
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  Laura Santos-Bishop  Georgetown Law Center  LinkedIn

Laura Santos-Bishop
Georgetown Law Center
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  Amanda Strayer  Georgetown Law Center  LinkedIn

Amanda Strayer
Georgetown Law Center
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interns

  Tenzin Arya  University of California, Berkley  LinkedIn

Tenzin Arya
University of California, Berkley
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  Megan Patel  Georgetown University  LinkedIn

Megan Patel
Georgetown University
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  Kimia Hashemi-Nejad  University of California, Irvine  LinkedIn

Kimia Hashemi-Nejad
University of California, Irvine
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  Tahira Talout  American University  LinkedIn

Tahira Talout
American University
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  Hope Leone  George Washington University  LinkedIn

Hope Leone
George Washington University
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  Maria O'Sullivan  George Washington University  LinkedIn

Maria O'Sullivan
George Washington University
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