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Simona Ross

Political Affairs, United Nations
Simona Ross is working with the Political Affairs Division of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), where she is responsible for issues related to Libya’s political economy and the constitution-making process. Prior to joining the United Nations, Simona worked with the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group and with the Team preparing the 2017 World Development Report on Governance and the Law. At the World Bank, her work concentrated on the role of subnational governance as a conflict mitigation mechanism and on risk and resilience assessments, covering a number of fragile and conflict-affected states.
 
Simona completed a research fellowship with the Edmond J. Safra Center at the University of Harvard. Her research focused on the influence of institutional corruption on U.S. foreign policy decision-making as it relates to international security, humanitarian interventions, military engagement, and peacekeeping.
 
Simona is completing her graduate studies in International Human Rights at the University of Oxford, specializing on the law of armed conflict and on constitutional mechanisms to empower minority groups in plural societies. She received a master’s degree in International Policy and Management from the SIT Graduate Institute.
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