Shannon Green

Senior Director of Programs

Region(s): Global
Country of focus: Global
Based in Washington, D.C.

Shannon N. Green is the Senior Director of Programs at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), where she oversees the organization’s global efforts to recognize the dignity and rights of civilians, prevent civilian harm, protect civilians caught in conflict, and amend harm in countries spanning from Afghanistan to Ukraine and Nigeria to Yemen.

Prior to CIVIC, Shannon was the Director and Senior Fellow of the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where her research focused on addressing threats to democratic institutions and norms; enhancing justice and accountability in conflict and post-conflict environments; and improving security forces’ respect for human rights.

For nearly a decade, Shannon also led strategic planning, program design, and policy engagement at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). For much of her tenure at USAID, she worked in the Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, where she developed policies, strategies, and programs to advance political reform and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa.

She received her B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Georgia and her M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.