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.


May 1, 2017

The Guardian quotes CNA analyst Pamela Faber in “Central Africa Fears Return of LRA After Hunt for Joseph Kony Ends”

April 20, 2017

Voice of America’s Daybreak Africa radio program interviews CNA analyst Pamela Faber on her latest paper, Sources of Resilience in the Lord's Resistance Army. Listen at 8:40 – 12:50 min for Pamela’s clip.

April 19, 2017

RealClearDefense reposts CNA analyst Pamela Faber’s Sources of Resilience in the Lord’s Resistance Army, and highlights the sixth episode of the CNA Talks podcast in the April 19 edition of the Morning Recon

April 17, 2017

CNA’s Center for Stability and Development releases Sources of Resilience in the Lord's Resistance Army by CNA analyst Pamela Faber

March 21, 2017

CNA releases the fifth episode of CNA Talks, a new podcast on current affairs. Dr. Eric Thompson moderated a discussion on ISIS’s use of social media, drones, tunnels and more with Jonathan Schroden, Ph.D., David Knoll, Ph.D., Pamela Faber and Zack Gold

March 8, 2017

RealClearDefense’s Morning Recon posts CNA’s The Same, Yet Different: United States and Gulf State Interests in the Post-Arab Spring Maghreb by CNA analysts Julia McQuaid, Alexander Thurston, Ph.D., Pamela Faber, David Knoll, Ph.D. and Jacob Stoil (also carried by 5 Minute MENA Update)

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