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Will Picard

Executive Director

Will Picard founded the YPP in 2010. Will's fascination with Yemen began when he first visited the country in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the history, politics, and cultures of Southwest Asia. He has conducted extensive research on Yemen's 20th- and 21st-century conflicts, and on the rise of anti-state social movements. 

Will directs the YPP’s day-to-day operations, manages the organization’s website and Twitter account, writes for the Blog, and hosts the Mafraj Radio podcast. He can be reached at picard[at]yemenpeaceproject[dot]org.

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Eric Eikenberry

Director of Policy & Advocacy

Eric received a B.A. in International Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Middle East Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to completing his master's studies, he worked as an advocacy associate at Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, where he conducted reporting on gross human rights violations in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Eric is committed to pushing back against the US government's reflexive support for autocrats in the MENA region, and to promoting nonviolent social movements striving for political, social, and economic reforms.

Eric directs YPP's policy and advocacy program to ensure US foreign policy in Yemen complies with international law and reflects the needs and interests of Yemenis and Yemeni Americans. He can be reached at eric[at]yemenpeaceproject[dot]org.


Mohammed Alian

Research & Policy Intern

Grace Easterly

Policy & Advocacy Intern

Taylor Hadnôt

Law & Policy Intern


Hallaamal Keir

Policy & Advocacy Intern

 

Ethel Mwedziwendira

Media & Communications Intern


Maryam Pate

Policy & Advocacy Intern

Erica Stuke

Policy & Advocacy Intern

Anas Althami

Policy & Advocacy Intern

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BOARd of Directors


DANa M.
MOSS

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

ALIYA
NAIM

FOUNDING DIRECTOR

GREGORY
GEBHARDT

TREASURER

B. DONOVAN PICARD

BOARD MEMBER