Carla Koppell has a long and distinguished international affairs career. She served as the Vice President of the U.S. Institute for Peace, leading the Center for Applied Conflict Transformation. During the Obama Administration, she was USAID Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. In the Clinton Administration, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Outside of government, Ms. Koppell has directed the Institute for Inclusive Security, led the conflict prevention project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and worked for the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations. She has published several books and has worked in over 30 conflict zones and developing nations globally.