Meredith Stricker is a Senior fellow at The Soufan Center. She has over ten years of experience in the human rights, peace and security and development sectors, working on gender policy, anti-poverty programs and efforts to reduce violence in the United States, East and West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. As the Program Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), based in Washington D.C., Ms. Stricker worked with a network of foundations and philanthropists that make grants of over $350 million in annual giving in the peace and security sector, and took a leadership role in general relationship building with both partners in government and the practitioner communities. She also led the PSFG’s Working Groups on Preventing Violence (focused on so-called “countering violent extremism” efforts) and Gender and Conflict.

Before joining PSFG, Ms. Stricker was the Executive Director of the Zameer Foundation, a small private family foundation that focused on innovative educational opportunities, resource mobilization, and sanitation services for orphans and vulnerable children in four states in India. Previous to her work in India, Ms. Stricker served as Country Director for Transitions, an anti-sex trafficking organization based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she advocated on behalf of survivors and ran a school and shelter for teenage girls. She has also worked in Senegal on women’s economic empowerment projects, in Uganda on women’s property rights initiatives, and in Rwanda with non-profits focused on health care and social entrepreneurship. An Honors College scholar, Ms. Stricker has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, where she earned the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for Human Values in International Affairs.


Smart Cities New York

Digital Transformation And The Impact Of Increased Connectivity

June 7, 2018 | New York, NY

International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

Return of Foreign Terrorist Fighters: New Challenges in cooperation with CTED

November 5, 2018 | Herzliya, Israel

Chicago Ideas

Has Twitter Changed Democracy? Former Bush Staffer Fran Townsend Weighs In

October, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois 

United Nations

Briefing by the Permanent Mission of Qatar and CTED on “Perspectives of the Global Research Network and the Forum on returning foreign terrorist fighters in advance of the review of the Madrid Guiding Principles”

December 4, 2018 | New York, NY

Chicago Ideas

Have We Made Any Strides In The War On Global Terror?

October, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois 

European Parliament 

2018 Global Terrorism Index and How to Effectively Fight Terrorist Threats 

December 6, 2018 | Brussels, Belgium


Defense One Podcast

The Atlantic’s Uri Friedman; Battle for Hodeida; New Special Ops gear, weapons and more.

June 15, 2018


Meredith Stricker Interview | BBC Newsday