Carla Koppell is a distinguished fellow with the Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She previously served as vice president with the United States Institute of Peace, Chief Strategy Officer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAIDís first senior coordinator for Gender Equality and Womenís Empowerment, and as a senior advisor to the USAID Administrator.
Before joining USAID, Ms. Koppell directed The Institute for Inclusive Security and the Washington, D.C. office of Hunt Alternatives Fund. She also was a senior advisor and an interim director of the Conflict Prevention Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Ms. Koppell has spoken on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including at the United Nations and NATO, before U.S. congressional and Canadian parliamentary committees, at many research institutions, universities, and in the media.
She has published on a wide range of subjects for Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Huffington Post, among others. Ms. Koppell received her M.A. in public policy from Harvard Universityís Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her B.S. from Cornell University.