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Edward P. Joseph

Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Edward P. Joseph is an academic, non-profit leader, foreign policy analyst, and field practitioner specializing in conflict management. In his dozen years in the Balkans, Edward served during the wars in each conflict afflicted country (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia). He has been deployed on shorter missions as well in Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. His testimony at the Hague Tribunal has been cited as instrumental in a landmark war crimes genocide verdict on Zepa, Bosnia-Herzegovina in July, 1995 In April, 2012, as the US-nominated Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, one of the largest democracy and human rights missions in the world, Edward negotiated an end to a rapidly brewing, potentially violent confrontation over elections between Belgrade and Pristina. In Afghanistan and Haiti, Joseph led USAID programs to conduct evaluations and observe elections.

Mr. Joseph teaches and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Mr. Joseph also serves as Vice-President of the National Council on U.S.-Libya Relations A foreign policy analyst, he has been published in virtually all major outlets, including Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. His Foreign Affairs article, “The Balkans, Interrupted” was selected as one of “The Best of the Year.” He served as Executive Director of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, D.C., as the first non-alumnus leader of the foundation in its nearly century of existence.

Edward earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. and M.A., respectively, from Johns Hopkins University and SAIS. Trained as a helicopter pilot in the Army Reserve, Edward is an Army veteran who deployed with NATO in Bosnia.