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Layla E. Picard

Executive Director

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Layla Picard (formerly Will) founded the YPP in 2010. Layla's fascination with Yemen began upon visiting the country for the first time in 1999. Layla is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied the history, politics, and cultures of Southwest Asia. She has conducted extensive research on Yemen's 20th- and 21st-century conflicts, and on the rise of anti-state social movements. 

Layla has written about the war in Yemen for Just Security and LobeLog, and has appeared on and been quoted by major international outlets including NBC, Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, VICE News, Middle East Eye, RT America, and Al Jazeera. She is currently co-authoring an academic paper on the social and political impact of Yemen’s 2011 peaceful revolution with YPP board member and assistant professor of sociology Dana M. Moss.

Layla can be reached at picard[at]yemenpeaceproject[dot]org.


Laura Wert

Research Associate

Now hiring:

Program Director

Read about this new position here.

 

Coming soon:

Our spring 2019 internship cohort.



BOARd of Directors


DANa M.
MOSS

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

ALIYA
NAIM

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

GREGORY
GEBHARDT

TREASURER

B. DONOVAN PICARD

BOARD MEMBER


Marjorie
Ransom

BOARD MEMBER

Mohammed Al Samawi

BOARD MEMBER

Amat Al Alim Alsoswa

BOARD MEMBER