Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Pamela Aall is a Senior Advisor for conflict prevention and management at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Before this, she was founding Provost of the Institute’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding.
Pamela has also worked at the Rockefeller Foundation, the European Cultural Foundation, and the International Council for Educational Development. In 2014, she was named the Sharkey Scholar at Seton Hall University. Pamela serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the International Peace & Security Institute.
Pamela's research interests include mediation, non-official organizations, civil-military relations, education and training, and education’s role in exacerbating conflict or promoting reconciliation.
Pamela has co-authored and co-edited several books, most recently Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (2011) and Managing Conflict in a World Adrift (2015) with Chester Crocker and Fen Hampson.
Virginia Haufler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is affiliated with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management.
Her research focuses on the changing nature of governance in the global political economy, especially the role of transnational corporations and corporate social responsibility. Her current study examines how international regulation of the private sector addresses conflict and corruption issues.
From 2011-to 2021, Virginia restructured and directed the Global Communities Living-Learning Program, introducing first-year students to scholarship and experiences exploring globalization, global issues, and intercultural understanding. She has been a visiting scholar at University College London, University of California-Irvine, the University of Southern California, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has an M.A./Ph.D from Cornell University and a dual B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
Virginia has authored and co-edited several books, most recently A Public Role for the Private Sector: Industry Self-Regulation in a Global Economy (2001), Private Authority and International Affairs (1999), and Dangerous Commerce: State and Market in the International Risks Insurance Regime (1997).
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat
Chair, Nominations Committee
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat served as the President of WIIS from January 2013 – to July 2021. She currently serves as a Fellow at the Wilson Center, focusing on men, masculinities, and international security.
Her research focuses on women, peace and security, gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, and U.S.-European relations.
Previously, Chantal held the roles of Executive Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America; Senior Advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace Center for Gender and Peacebuilding; Associate Vice President and Director, U.S. Institute of Peace (Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program); Adjunct Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, and Geneva’s United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
Chantal did her undergraduate studies at the University of Amsterdam and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Paris II (Panthéon). She is a Dutch and US national.
Chantal has authored and co-edited several publications, including most recently A Gender Framework for Arms Control and Disarmament (WIIS, 2021), The Gender and Security Agenda: Strategies for the 21st Century (Routledge, 2020), and Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (USIP Press, 2011).
Member, Nominations Committee
Deepa Ollapally is a political scientist specializing in Indian foreign policy, India-China relations, and Asian regional and maritime security. She is a Research Professor of International Affairs and the Associate Director of the Sigur Center at George Washington University. She also directs the Rising Powers Initiative, a research program that tracks and analyzes foreign policy debates in aspiring powers of Asia and Eurasia. Dr. Ollapally is currently working on a funded book, Big Power Competition for Influence in the Indian Ocean Region, which assesses the shifting patterns of geopolitical influence by major powers in the region since 2005 and the drivers of these changes.
Deepa has received grants from the Carnegie Corporation, MacArthur Foundation, Smith Richardson Foundation, Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Asia Foundation for projects related to India and Asia. Previously, she was Associate Professor at Swarthmore College and has been a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London, and Columbia University. Deepa also held senior positions in the policy world, including the US Institute of Peace, Washington DC, and the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India.
Deepa holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. She is the author of five books, including Worldviews of Aspiring Power (Oxford, 2012) and The Politics of Extremism in South Asia (Cambridge, 2008). Her most recent books are two edited volumes, Energy Security in Asia and Eurasia (Routledge, 2017) and Nuclear Debates in Asia: The Role of Geopolitics and Domestic Processes (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
Hilary Anderson joined the staff of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) at the Organization of American States (OAS) in 2009, where she works as a Senior Gender Advisor, guiding the organization on key women’s rights and gender equality issues in Latin America. Here, she has led the development of knowledge and capacity-building tools to support closing the gap between the international legal framework on women’s rights and national-level laws and policies. Previously, she has worked with the Pan American Health Organization’s Gender and Health Unit and with the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW, now part of UN Women). Hilary is a Canadian national and bilingual in English and Spanish.
Min Kyriannis joins WIIS global after serving as the co-president of WIIS NY and chair of WIIS Global’s Future of Technology and Gender project. Min Kyriannis, who launched Amyna Systems, has 25+ years of experience working in industries involving enterprise and converged systems, information technology, operational technology, cybersecurity, physical security, and risk management across the globe. She is a recognized technology leader and has held roles on the client, the consultant, and now the manufacturing side, applying the experiences to adopt a holistic view of technology and security across all technology systems. She was the co-host of “Security IQ with Min and Elisa,” an innovative series providing a different perspective in the security industry, and co-founded the Global Cyber Consortium. Ms. Kyriannis was ranked as one of the top 20 Cybersecurity Professionals in IFSec’s Global Influencers Security & Fire 2020 and was named Security Industry Association’s (SIA) 2020 Jay Haughn Winner. She previously served as the Chair of SIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board and now serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Security Specifiers and the Curious Minds Dive Foundation.
Nadia Crevecoeur is an International Development Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP. Most recently, she was the Senior Program Assistant at Women in International Security (WIIS), where she assisted in developing and monitoring their programmatic activities across 25 chapters globally. Nadia also has experience working with the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office in the special victim's unit. In addition to her programmatic experience, Nadia researched western Islamic radicalization at the School for International Training in Geneva, Switzerland. While in Brussels, Belgium, she researched measuring UN peacekeeping success with the Global Governance Institute.
Honorary Board Member and Founder of WIIS
Catherine McArdle Kelleher is professor emeritus of strategic research at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and adjunct professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. She has served the US government as President Bill Clinton's deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia and as the secretary of defense's representative to NATO in Brussels. She was also on President Carter's National Security Council staff. She is a former senior fellow of foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, and she directed the Aspen Institute, Berlin. She was the first president of Women in International Security.
Kelleher founded Women In International Security (WIIS). She also founded the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland University. Kelleher has taught and written extensively on conventional and nuclear arms control as well as on German, Russian, and European security issues. She received a DLitt from Mt. Holyoke College and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Past Board of Directors
Pamela R. Aall (1999 – ) Mary Alice Hayward (2009 -2010) Maria R. Alongi (1999 – 2002) Dr. Deborah D. Avant (1999 – 2007) Yvonne M. Bartoli (1992 – 1995) Nancy Bearg Dyke (1999 – 2009) Susan J. Bennet (1990 – 2003) Nora Bensahel (2006 – 2010) Ellen S. Blalock (1987 – 1993) The Honorable Avis T. Bohlen (1987 -1993) Naila Bolus (2008 – 2010) Dr. Esther Brimmer (1996 – 1998 ; 2003-2005) Paula Broadwell (2008 – 2010) Sheila R. Buckley (1987 – 1995) Frances G. Burwell (1994 – 1998) Dr. Anne H. Cahn (1994 – 1995) Capt. Diane Carnevale, U.S. Navy (ret.) (1999 – 2007) Elsie Chang (2008 – 2010)
Deepti Choubey (2009 – 2010) Susan Collin Marks (1999 – 2002) Dr. Martha Crenshaw (1999 – 2008) Sheba Crocker (2008) Maryann Cusimano (1996 – 1998) Janine Davidson (2010) Rebecca Davis (2009) Nancy A. Donaldson (1987 – 1998) Cathleen S. Fisher (1994 – 1995) Michele A. Flournoy (1994 – 2008) Jendayi Frazer (1999 – 2002) Constance Freeman (2001 – 2002) Lenora P. Gant (2010) Anne Garrels (1994 – 1995) Dr. Natalie J. Goldring (1987 – 2005) Rose Gottemoeller ( 1991 – 1993; 2003 – 2005) Dr. Melanie Greenberg (2003 – 2010) Dr. Lori Helene Gronich (1999 – 2007)
Gwendolyn M. Hall (1995 2005) Carol Rae Hansen (1987 – 1998) Margaret A. Harlow (1987 – 1995) Dr. Virginia A. Haufler (1996 – ) Ambassador Laura S. Hayes Holgate (1999 – 2010) Theresa Hitchens (1996 – 1998) Laurie C. Hoes (1987 – 2009) Dr. Jane E. Holl Lute (1995 – 2005) Victoria Holt (1997 – 2007) Dr. Jo L. Husbands (1987 – 1998) Patricia L. Irvin (1994 – 1995) Eileen Isola (2009 – 2010) Sharon P. Jackson (1990 – 1998) Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat (1999 – ) Joyce P. Kaufman (1994- 1995) Lorelei Kelly (2003 – 2008) Tiiu Kera (2006 – 2008) Mimi Kim (1994 -1995) Carol Lancaster (2006 – 2007) Barbara Lee (1999 – 2002) Barbara Levin (1987) Louise Lief (1992 – 1993) Lora Lumpe (1994 – 1998) Dr. Gale A. Mattox (1987 -2006) Dr. Catherine McArdle Kelleher (1987 – ) Dr. Johanna S.R. Mendelson Forman (1987 – 1998) Dalia Mogahed (2010) Diana Ohlbaum (1996 – 1998) Dr. Deepa M. Ollapally (2003 – 2009; 2019 – ) Carolyn Prevatte (1996 – 1998) Dana Priest (2001 – 2005) Subhasri Ramanathan ( 2006 – 2008) Lilia Ramirez (1999 – 2002) Patricia M. Ravalgi (1992 – 1993) Judith V. Reppy (1994 -1995) Lynn F. Rusten (1987 – 1993) Robin Sanders (2000 – 2002) Ann Saur (1996 – 1998) Tammy Schultz (2010) Sarah B. Sewall (1994 – 1998; 2000-2002) Wendy B. Silverman (1994 – 1998) Tara Sonenshine (1996 – 1998; 2006 – 2009)
Joanna Spear (2006 – 2010) Linda Staheli (2006 – 2010) Elizabeth Stanley-Mitchell (2003 – 2005) Patricia Stein Wrighton (1987 – 1993) Dr. Angela E. Stent (1994 – 1998) Toni Verstandig (1996 – 1998) Ruth Wedgwood (2006 – 2008) Jennifer Weeks (1996 – 2000) Anne A. Witkowsky (1999 – 2021)