U.S. Institute of Peace
Bethany McGann serves as Research and Project Manager for the RESOLVE Network, the research component of the Countering Violent Extremism team within the Center for Applied Conflict Transformation at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Ms. McGann’s research focuses on issues of hybrid security governance and non-state actors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Most recently she has led 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. Ms. McGann contributed an Africa paper for the 2019 West Point Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, and her most recent personal 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.