Lauren Mooney is the Senior Specialist for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS) at IRI’s Center for Global Impact. In her current role, she provides technical assistance, promotes thought leadership and leads global programs that strengthen democratic governance and promote peace.
At IRI, Lauren led a year-long research endeavor which aimed to gather evidence-based lessons on democracy and governance in fragile settings. Additionally, she has provided technical assistance to democracy and governance programs in over 15 countries which have focused on examining variations in local legitimacy related to conflict dynamics in Kenya and Bangladesh; promoting social cohesion in Uganda and Colombia; and anticipating and mitigating conflict flashpoints in Guinea and Colombia. Prior to joining IRI, Lauren was a program manager and research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she analyzed issues such as human rights, security, gender and closing civic space. Lauren has published extensively in Just Security, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, CSIS, The Hill, and Devex, among other outlets.Top