M.A. in Security Policy Studies, George Washington University 

Eric Rudberg is presently serving as a Foreign Affairs Officer Fellow in the Office of Sudan and South Sudan at the US State Department through the Veterans Innovation Partnership Fellowship Program. After graduating from the United States Military Academy (West Point), Rudberg served seven years in the US Army as an infantry officer, including two combat tours in Iraq, once as a Platoon Leader and once as an Executive Officer for a Military Transition Team. Since retiring from the Army he has continued to serve throughout Africa, training and mentoring over 20,000 UN peacekeepers with the State Department’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program, often as the Human Rights subject matter expert. In this capacity he has conducted specialized training in various GPS subjects such as SGBV, CRSV, SEAHV, human trafficking, IDPs/refugees, child soldiers, DDR, and the meaningful participation of female peacekeepers.