Conversations with Authors Series with Andrea Strimling Yodsampa

January 27, 2014

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Andrea Strimling Yodsampa is Senior Researcher/Program Manager, The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Dr. Strimling Yodsampa is a social scientist, practitioner, and consultant specializing in interagency, civil-military, and public-private cooperation. In addition to her work at Tufts University, she serves as a consultant and senior social scientist on DoDsponsored "innovative research" efforts on interagency assessment and planning.

Dr. Strimling Yodsampa served for over a decade as a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). She led international conflict resolution programs in Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe and directed FMCS' Inter-Organizational Cooperation Program, working with leaders from the U.S. Departments of Defense and State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to strengthen interagency, civil-military, and public-private coordination. She played a leadership role in the establishment of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (www.alllianceforpeacebuilding.org), a Washington-based NGO dedicated to interagency cooperation in peacebuilding, and served for two years as Chairperson of the Board. Dr. Strimling Yodsampa has taught negotiation, mediation, conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding, civil-military relations, and interagency coordination in the U.S., Asia, Africa, South and Central America, and Eastern Europe. She has guest lectured at numerous educational institutions, including the Harvard Kennedy School, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, University of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Syracuse University, U.S. Institute of Peace, U.S. Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Marine Corps University, and National Defense University. She served as a pre- and post- doctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, International Security Program. Other research awards include a Smith Richardson Foundation World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship; a Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Graduate Research Fellowship; and a Fulbright Senior Scholarship in South Africa. She holds a BA from Dartmouth College, a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.