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Julie Werbel

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Julie Werbel

Adjunct Professor, Maxwell in Washington, D.C.

Highest degree earned

M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy


Julie Werbel currently serves as the chief of the Leadership and Learning Division in USAID’s Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization’s Center for Conflict and Violence Prevention (CVP). She is a leading specialist on security and justice sector reform, conflict and violence prevention, and countering violent extremism (CVE). Werbel possesses recognized expertise developing U.S. government policies and strategies; designing and implementing development and defense programs; and negotiating with donors and other international partners.   

During her tenure at USAID, Werbel established new areas of development practice; designed assessments, strategies and programming in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia; and advised senior leaders on complex threats. Previously, Werbel was a principal at DFI Government Services where she provided advice and assistance to different Department of Defense (DoD) entities. She served as firector of participant and external affairs for DoD’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS). 

Her career includes service with the U.S. Department of State, the Peace Corps and the private sector. Werbel earned a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

Research Interests

Security and justice sector reform, conflict and violence prevention, countering violent extremism.