Kristen Wall


Kristen Wall currently works as a senior program officer managing democratic development and conflict mitigation programs in Kosovo at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.  Previously the program manager for the Policy Studies program at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Kristen co-authored several reports on conflict in fragile states. Her publications at the Kroc Institute include "Assessing Civil Society Engagement in the New Deal: Opportunities and Challenges," co-authored with Rachel Fairhurst, and "Afghan Women Speak," co-authored with David Cortright.

She has worked with GPPAC's Civil Society Network for Human Security to produce the conference report, "Addressing Violent Extremism: Creating Spaces for Civil Society Engagement," on GPPAC's side event at the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy Review in June 2012. She is also a co-editor of a forthcoming edited volume on the ethical, legal, and strategic implications of drone warfare published by the University of Chicago press. 

Kristen holds an A.B. in Politics and Chinese Language and Culture from Princeton University and a Masters degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Read more about the people behind 'Empowerment and Protection - Stories of Human Security': who they are and where they work. From different regions in the world, they analyse human security threats and needs, based on the research they conducted in their respective countries. All of the authors represent member organisations of the GPPAC network - the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Read more about us here.