Key Personnel

Paul R. Williams 
President and Co-Founder
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Michael P. Scharf
Managing Director
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James R. Hooper 
Managing Director
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Dr. Williams is the President of PILPG and the Director of 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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Mr. Hooper is one of PILPG’s Managing Directors and the Director of PILPG’s Policy Planning Practice Area. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with over twenty-five years of experience in the Middle East and the Balkans. He has also served as the former Director of the Washington office of the International Crisis Group and was a founder and General Manager of Radio Sawa, an Arabic-language news radio network.
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Meghan E. Stewart
Vice President
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Brett Ashley Edwards
Vice President
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Bridget Rutherford
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Miya Nazzaro-Grampp
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Marieke de Hoon
Dutch Office
Co-Director
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Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh
Dutch Office
Co-Director
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Christina Sheetz
Senior Counsel
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Lauren C. Baillie
Senior Counsel
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Tara Neal
In-Country Program Manager
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Betsy Popken
Chief of Party
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Reem Salahi
Chief of Party
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Mary Aguirre-Shahin
Chief of Party
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Kent Fogg
Deputy Chief of Party
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Federica D’Alessandra
UN Representative
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Julie Fraser
Legal Advisor
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Michael Kovaka
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Nina Bang-Jensen
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Greg Noone 
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Meg deGuzman
Senior Peace Fellow
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Rick Lorenz
Senior Peace Fellow
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Milena Sterio
Senior Peace Fellow 
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Mike Newton
Senior Peace Fellow
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Jonathan Worboys
Senior Peace Fellow
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Robert Perito
Senior Peace Fellow
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Kirsten Lavery
Counsel
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Elinor Stevenson
Counsel
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Beka Feathers
Counsel
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Kelly Brouse
Assistant Counsel
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Diane Furstenau
Assistant Counsel
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Daniel Fullerton
Assistant Counsel
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Ziad Khayyata
Program Manager
Turkey
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Agon Gashi
Legal Program Advisor
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Melita Bytyci-Kelmendi
Finance & Administration Manager
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Christin Coster
Program Associate
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Chloe O’Kelly
Program Associate
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Roxanne Cassidy
Program Associate 
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Ryan Fletcher
Program Assistant
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Skye Kussmann
Program Assistant
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Mohamad Alshlash 
Program Assistant
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