Adjunct Research Fellow
As an adjunct research fellow, Wendy Williams is responsible for conducting policy-relevant research on security challenges facing Africa. Her research focuses on forced displacement and migration, violent extremist organizations, illicit financial flows, international human rights and humanitarian law, military professionalism, and the rule of law.
Before joining the Africa Center, Ms. Williams worked at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, as an attorney in its Global Securities Group, counseling international investors on public and private capital markets, negotiating legal agreements with U.S. and foreign entities, and conducting research and advising clients on rules and regulations regarding capital market transactions. At the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, she served as a policy advisor on population movements, including conducting and publishing a survey of migration flows and its causes and impacts within the countries of Europe and Central Asia. She also provided annual and situational analysis for the organization’s West Africa region.
Ms. Williams received a B.A. from Columbia College at Columbia University in New York and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Areas of Expertise
Forced displacement and migration; violent extremist organizations; international human rights and humanitarian law
Washington Post, October 2, 2017
SMA Reachback, March 2017
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, June 15, 2016
Africa Center for Strategic Studies, August 13, 2015