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
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Miya Nazzaro-Grampp
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Marieke de Hoon
Director & Senior Counsel
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Dr. Brianne McGonigle Leyh
Senior Counsel
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Christina Sheetz
Senior Counsel
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Lauren C. Baillie
Senior Counsel
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Ellie Stevenson
Senior Counsel
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Julie Fraser
Senior Counsel
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Betsy Popken
Chief of Party
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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
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Greg Noone 
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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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Kirsten Lavery
Counsel
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Daniel Fullerton
Assistant Counsel
Washington, D.C.
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Diane Furstenau
Assistant Counsel
Washington, D.C.

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 Ziad Khayyata
Program Manager
Turkey
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Christin Coster
Program Associate
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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
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Skye Kussmann
Program Assistant
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Mohamad Alshlash 
Program Assistant
Turkey
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Momtaz Begum 
Program Assistant
Dallas, Texas
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Laura Livingston
Law Fellow
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Erin Bloom
Law Fellow
Turkey 

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Maria Jellinek
Law Fellow
Washington, D.C.

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Danae Paterson
Law Fellow
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Richard Wanerman
Law Fellow
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Stephanie Amoako
Law Fellow
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Mamie Aoughsten
Senior Research Associate
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Ayat Mujais
Senior Research Associate
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Matthew Phifer
Senior Research Associate
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Benjamin Juvelier
Senior Research Associate
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William Richmond
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Emma Brandon
Senior Research Associate
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 Kali Friedmann
Senior Research Associate
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Harjot Dhillon
Senior Research Associate
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Sander Couch
Senior Research Associate
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Ilina Georgieva
Senior Research Associate
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Tjebbe Geldof
Senior Research Associate
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Jolien Quispel
Senior Research Associate
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Roi Bachmutsky
Summer Associate Harvard Law School
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Summer Associate Harvard Law School
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Aleema Jamal
Summer Associate Harvard Law School
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Summer Associate Harvard Law School
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Damayanti Desai
Summer Associate  University of Michigan Law School
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David Weinstein
Research Associate
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Katherine Holcombe
Research Associate
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Priyanka Vakil
Research Associate
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Jessica Winslow
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Jonathan Heinz
Research Associate
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Max Ross
Research Associate
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Kendall Edell
Research Associate
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Victoria Garcia
Research Associate
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Heather Lui
Research Associate
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Chase Dunn
Research Associate
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Zoe Baker
Research Associate
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 Cynthia Park
Research Associate
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Ana Dionne-Lanier
Research Associate
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Angel Cruz
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Luiza Baena
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Thomas Scott
Research Associate
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Charlotte Leduey
Research Associate
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Nadeen Saqer
Research Associate
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Carter Stevens
Research Associate
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Ivy Moody
Research Associate
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