ALEXANDRIA J. NYLEN
Civil-Military Program Research Associate
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies
Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
I have nine years’ worth of experience in designing and leading mixed-method social science research projects. This includes project conception, proposal writing, meeting funding requirements, research staff supervision, publishing, report writing, and serving as the lead on external relationship management. I collaborate with stakeholders and grantors to ensure that high quality data can drive innovation. I have worked with associates at the federal, state, and local of the US government, US and foreign military partners, multiple Offices of the United Nations, and diverse nonprofit organizations.
I am the Civil-Military Program Research Associate at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS) housed within Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. I currently manage CHRHS’s research portfolio on civil-military coordination and work with a variety of stakeholders from academia, government, military, and civil society. These research projects include: a comparative study of civil-military coordination during complex humanitarian conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Philippines, and Jordan (funded by the US State Department); a comparative study of national civil-military-police responses to COVID-19 in Australia, New Zealand, and the US (funded by the Australian Civil-Military Centre); a research project involving newly resettled Afghan refugees in Rhode Island; a report series on US security partnerships; and a research project on humanitarian access constraints (funded by UNWFP) in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, and Haiti.