Paige Arthur is a non-resident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation. Previously, she was a deputy director and the director of the Prevention and Peacebuilding program at CIC. Her other affiliations include 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.