BWINTAF Senior Advisory Council Announcement

Black Women in International Affairs welcomes Bethany McGann to its Senior Advisory Council! Keep scrolling to read about the expertise, skillset, and professional background Bethany brings to the BWINTAF Senior Advisory Council!


Meet Bethany McGann

Bethany McGann

Bethany McGann, is a Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace, leading the Africa research portfolio with the RESOLVE Network, the research component of the Countering Violent Extremism team within the Center for Applied Conflict Transformation.


She leads the design and implementation of multi-year USAID funded desk and field studies focused on; Sahelian sub-state hybrid armed actors, militias, and local security assemblages; the role of women in armed community mobilization in East and West Africa; and local peacebuilding mechanisms in violent extremism affected contexts.


Bethany is a 2020 Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her most recent publications include an essay in the Texas National Security Review and a chapter in the Good Governance Africa “Extremisms in Africa Anthology." She contributed the Africa paper to the 2019 West Point Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, and her graduate research was cited in New America’s 2019 Annual Terrorism Assessment.


Bethany holds an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, and a B.A. in Government and International Affairs from Smith College.


Join us in welcoming Bethany McGann to the Black Women in International Affairs Senior Advisory Council!




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