Christie Jones

Christie R. Jones, ABD is a scholar and multilingual expert on gender and race equity in human security, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding. In January 2021, she was selected as Executive Director of the International Association of Women Judges. Prior to joining the IAWJ, Ms. Jones served as the Interim Executive Director for the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security at George Mason University and has led large-scale programs for the National Commission for the Structure of the Air Force; the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction; and the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; among others.

Ms. Jones is a doctoral candidate at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution where her research and teaching focuses on gender-based and racialized violence; peacebuilding in marginalized communities; and the role of minoritized civil society groups in peacemaking. She was served as the School’s James H. Laue Memorial Endowed Scholar from 2018 to 2019. Ms. Jones also holds a Master of Science degree in Peace Operations Policy from George Mason University and is an alumna of Bennett College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

The daughter of The Honorable John M. Jones (U.S. Ambassador, ret.), she was raised in Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe and is proficient in Spanish and French.

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