Paige Arthur is the deputy director of New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, as well as the director of the Prevention and Peacebuilding program. She came to CIC after being the principal of Public Action Research where she worked to bring evidence-based research to bear on international peacebuilding issues including conflict prevention and non-recurrence; protection of civilians; transitional justice; women, peace and security; and counter-terrorism and humanitarian engagement. Her experience includes close interaction with different UN entities working in the field of peacebuilding, as well as donors and non-governmental organizations; recently, her field work has focused on Tunisia and Morocco.
Working at the intersection of policy and research for the past 20 years, Dr. Arthur is a former deputy director of Institutional Development and the Research Unit at International Center for Transitional Justice as well as a former senior program officer at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Her publications include two edited books, Identities in Transition: Challenges for Transitional Justice in Divided Societies (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Transitional Justice, International Assistance, and Civil Society: Missed Connections (Cambridge Univers
She holds a Ph.D in contemporary history (European decolonization) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University.