Pamela G. Faber
Research Scientist


Pamela Faber is an expert in security and development in conflict and post-conflict regions in Africa and the Middle East. She focuses on terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, failed and fragile states, non-state armed groups, transnational challenges, and issues of governance. Faber has conducted multi-year monitoring and evaluation (M&E) projects on USG counterterrorism programs, which have involved extensive fieldwork in Africa. Her recent research topics include U.S. efforts to counter al-Qaeda, external actors in Africa, and the evolution of non-state armed groups, including Islamic State, the Lord's Resistance Army, and al-Shebab.

Prior to joining CNA, Faber's work and research focused on natural resources in Africa. She conducted fieldwork in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the impact of international transparency initiatives on conflict minerals, the mining industry and local development.

Faber holds an M.Phil. in International Development from the University of Oxford, St Catherine's College, an M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, a B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University, and a B.A. in History from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She speaks advanced Hebrew and some French.

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