Elizabeth Hume

Elizabeth (Liz) Hume is the Senior Director for Programs and Strategy at the Alliance for Peacebuilding. She has over 15 years’ experience in senior leadership positions overseeing sizable and complex peace-building programs in conflict-affected countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.  

 

From 1997-2001, Liz was seconded by the US Department of State to the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo as the Chief Legal Counsel and Head of the Election Commission Secretariats. In these positions, she was responsible for developing the legal framework and policies in support of the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and UN Resolution 1244. After 9/11, Liz worked for the International Rescue Committee in Pakistan and Afghanistan where she established and managed the Protection Department for Afghan refugees and returning IDPs.  Starting in 2004, Liz helped establish the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation at USAID.  In this position she developed programmatic interventions and policies for the USG in order to expand and improve USAID’s ability to address the sources and consequences of violent deadly conflict.  In 2007, Liz was the Chief of Party for Pact where she managed a USAID funded conflict resolution and governance program in Ethiopia. She most recently served as a Technical Director at FHI 360 where she managed a USAID funded peace-building and governance program in Senegal with a focus on the Casamance. Liz is also an experienced mediator, and she is a frequent guest lecturer on international conflict analysis and peace-building in post conflict and fragile states.  Liz holds a BA from Boston College, a JD from Vermont Law School, and a MA in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She lives in Falls Church City, VA with her husband and twin daughters.

Senior Director of Alliance for Peacebuilding and Peace News Network Contributor

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March 26, 2019

With global companies like Coca-Cola, Google, MTN and Skype operating in conflict zones around the world, we ask: Do big corporations have a peacebuilding role?

June 25, 2017

We talk to the experts about what drives extreme violence, from the perspective of peace-builders, and what's working in the field to prevent it.

April 7, 2016

What was missing from the 2016 USA presidential election? Peacebuilding leader Elizabeth Hume looks at each candidate's approach to peace and security.

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