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Director, Peace, Stability, and Transition Practice Elisabeth Dallas

Currently the director of the Peace, Stability, and Transition practice, Elisabeth Dallas is a conflict prevention and resolution expert with over 15 years of experience designing and implementing programs that successfully mitigate conflict and support state-of-the art peacebuilding. Prior to joining Chemonics, Ms. Dallas served as a senior conflict and peacebuilding advisor in USAID’s Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. In this role, she provided technical support to USAID missions, conducting conflict assessments, and designing programs to mitigate conflict. She has also served as a chief of party for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). Ms. Dallas has worked in more than 15 countries throughout South Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Her expertise is applying conflict sensitive approaches to development, violence prevention, mediation, and negotiation. Ms. Dallas holds a M.A. in public international law and conflict resolution and a M.A. certificate in human security from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She also holds a B.A. in anthropology from Haverford College.


Blog Posts by Elisabeth Dallas

Determining the ‘How’ with Stabilization

The number of civilian deaths due to violent conflict more than tripled since 2007 — according to the World Bank and the United Nations’ Pathways for Peace study — and an estimated 65.6 million people have been displaced from their homes, largely due to conflict. The study also notes that the cost of responding to…

Making it Stick: Key Considerations for Operationalizing the Stabilization Assistance Review

Weak political and social institutions, persistent poverty, high population growth rates, and even recurrent climate shocks can drive vulnerable countries into chronic instability. Preventing vulnerable countries from backsliding into conflict requires a strategic, multi-layered, and flexible response. This includes the delivery of humanitarian assistance, but also programming that can immediately stabilize countries and build the foundation…