Jacqueline O’Neill

Global Fellow

Region(s): Global
Country of focus: Colombia, South Sudan, Sudan
Based in Washington

Jacqueline O’Neill (@jacqui_oneill) is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and former President of the DC-based Institute for Inclusive Security. Over 15 years, with partners in government and civil society, she has supported the creation of national strategies and policy frameworks for some 30 countries, NATO, the OSCE, and the UN. Ms. O’Neill oversaw a global network of 2000 women peacebuilders and worked directly with coalitions of women in Colombia, South Sudan, Sudan, Pakistan, and beyond.

Ms. O’Neill has testified to both U.S. and Canadian senate and House Committees. She writes and speaks frequently and has been published by outlets including Foreign Policy and Vox. She was concurrently at the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan (UNMIS) and at Khartoum’s Afhad University for Women. Previously, she was a policy adviser to Canada’s Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific region. Along with former Lt. General Roméo Dallaire, she helped found an initiative to eliminate the use of child soldiers. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Ms. O’Neill is on the board of the Canadian International Council.