Brianna Curran

Brianna Curran

Program Associate

Brianna graduated from American University’s School of International Service in December 2015 with a BA in International Studies, specializing in Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Middle East and North Africa. With her passion for enhancing women’s involvement in Middle Eastern peace processes, Brianna founded an organization called Half of Humanity, which is dedicated to sending culturally appropriate feminine hygiene products to women in Syrian refugee camps and field hospitals. During her undergraduate career, Brianna spent a semester studying in Rabat, Morocco learning Arabic and volunteering teaching English. She has previously worked as a research assistant for Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and as a Global Terrorism Database intern for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Brianna’s former work, focused on promoting tolerance in a diverse world, has taught her the necessity of being responsive to the expressed needs of others. Because of these experiences, Brianna is committed to developing programs that are culturally appropriate and based on feedback of target demographics. Brianna has been recognized for her entrepreneurial and humanitarian efforts by the Center for Development and Strategy as one of their “30 Under 30” Leaders in Development and Sustainability. She is currently a Program Assistant at the Aspen Global Leadership Network. I provide a supportive role to the AGLN, helping the team to coordinate events, produce curriculum, manage partnerships and contracts, and build new systems.