Area of Focus: Central/East Africa, conflict, human rights, Mass Atrocities Prevention, Peace Building, post-conflict, South Sudan, Sudan, transitional justice, U.S. foreign policy
Location: Washington D.C.
Mike Brand is a human rights, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding professional with over a decade of experience in policy, advocacy, organizing, and informal education. Throughout his career, Mike has worked for various NGOs in the US, Rwanda and South Sudan, and has done fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. Mike supports civil society organizations and diaspora networks in developing and achieving their strategic advocacy and organizing objectives. Mike has been published in peer-reviewed journals, publications like The Hill and IRIN, and has been quoted in various news outlets as an expert in his field. Mike was a 2011 CWF and currently serves as an Advisory Board member. He holds a Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University, with a concentration in human rights and conflict prevention, and BA’s in History and Political Science from the University of Connecticut.