Erin Autumn Neale, Researcher at the UN's International Organization for Migration, Iraq Mission

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Erin Autumn Neale is a Researcher at the UN's International Organization for Migration in Erbil, Iraq, where she works on a team monitoring internally displaced persons in Iraq. Before joining the IOM, Ms. Neale was a Program Assistant at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East in Washington, DC, focusing her research on political developments in North Africa. She has co-authored a chapter on Libyan politics and has published frequently in the Atlantic Council's MENASource and New Atlanticist blogs as well as The Defense Post on politics, economics, international relations, and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa. Ms. Neale studied at the American University in Cairo for one year where she also worked with Sudanese refugees and served as a research assistant for the Sociology Department. Ms. Neale has done research on the topics of education, terrorism, and US foreign policy in the Middle East in university and non-profit settings. At age fifteen, she spent a year in Normandy, France as a Rotary Youth Exchange student. Ms. Neale graduated first in her department with a BA degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2017, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and speaks French and Arabic.