“Down With The Cause”

WCAPS Allies and Partners

Alex T. Johnson

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Alex T. Johnson is Senior Policy Advisor for Europe and Eurasia at the Open Society Policy Center of Open Society Foundations - Washington.  Johnson is a former Obama Administration appointee at the Department of Defense serving as Special Advisor for Russia/Ukraine External Affairs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy).  Previously, Johnson was a policy advisor at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, advising bicameral contributions to U.S. multilateral diplomacy in Eurasia, Europe, and the Near East.  During this time, Johnson served four years at the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna, Austria.  Johnson is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations with a BS and MPP from Oregon State University.  Johnson is a PhD candidate at Howard University. alex.johnson@opensocietyfoundations.org   @atjsk1

Heather Hulburt

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Heather Hurlburt is the director of the New Models of Policy Change project at New America's Political Reform program. Hurlburt leads research into how policy advocacy can adapt to be effective in our current environment of intense political polarization and guides advocates and funders seeking to navigate politics effectively on behalf of policy solutions on issues such as national security and climate change.  Hurlburt is a contributor to New York Magazine; has published articles in PoliticoForeign AffairsThe National InterestFortuneVox, and Time, among other publications. She co-hosts the Drezburt podcast and frequently appears in print and broadcast media. Previously, she ran the National Security Network, a premier source for internationalist foreign policy messaging and advocacy, held senior positions in the White House and State Department under President Bill Clinton, and worked on Capitol Hill and for the International Crisis Group. She holds degrees from Brown and George Washington Universities.

Brian Finlay

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Brian Finlay is the President and CEO at Stimson. His areas of expertise include nonproliferation, transnational crime, counter-trafficking, supply chain security and private sector engagement. Finlay is also an Adjunct Instructor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington. Prior to joining Stimson, Finlay served four years as executive director of a Washington-based lobbying initiative focused on counterterrorism issues, a researcher at the Brookings Institution, and a program officer at the Century Foundation. He was a project manager for the Laboratory Center for Disease Control/Health Canada, and worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. He Chairs the Board of Directors of iMMAP, an information management and data analytics organization focused on improving humanitarian relief and development coordination. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Black Market Watch, a Geneva-based NGO that works to raise awareness around illicit global trade. Finlay also sits on the Editorial Board of Global Security, a journal of health, science and policy published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Finlay holds an M.A. from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, a graduate diploma from the School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University and an honors B.A. from the University of Western Ontario

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The U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security (CSWG) is a network of experts, NGOs, and academics with years of experience working on issues involving women, war, and peace. Inspired by and building upon the international Women, Peace, and Security agenda, the CSWG informs, promotes, facilitates, and monitors the meaningful implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security.

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The main purpose of the Alliance is to serve as a platform for discussion and exchange of views and experiences among partners to facilitate engagement between countries and other relevant organizations and stakeholders involved in building health security across different sectors implementing the One Health approach.

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WAND builds women's political power to advocate for security and peace with justice. We believe that women are central to shifting the militarized, patriarchal culture that pervades our society and leads to endless war and violence.

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The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to solve the world's greatest threats to security and prosperity.

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"Ploughshares Fund helps make the world more safe and secure.” It’s a simple sentence, but it's supported by complex work. 

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We ignite change. We support transformative leadership and courageous storytelling, inspiring action toward a peaceful, just, sustainable future.

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

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Global Health Security Agenda Consortium is a voluntary and open collective of nongovernmental entities who are dedicated to promote values of collaboration, excellence, innovation, and commitment in implementing the Global Health Security Agenda. 

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We engage, build, and amplify an international community of young, dynamic, diverse leaders from all sectors to accelerate their impact on critical global challenges.

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Dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life in New York City.