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Date: October 28 2013 5:30pm

“Protecting Civilians in Armed Conflict: Progress and Challenges for US Policy in Uganda’s Military Campaign Against the Lord’s Resistance Army,” Minty Abraham, ‘04

The Goldstein Program’s Young Alumni Series presents Minty Abrahams, ‘04.
Minty Abraham began her federal government career with the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). While at the GAO, she conducted progressively complex audits of domestic and international programs, wrote reports, and made recommendations to the Congress to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal agency programs and policies. Her reviews, in order, included U.S. Foreign Military Assistance for Egypt; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) compliance with the National Alien Detention Standards; Conscientious Objector Trends  in the U.S. Armed Forces; Foreign Military Sales to Iraq; U.S. and International Assistance to Iraqi Refugees; and Department of Homeland Security Management Challenges, among others.

 

Minty joined USAID in 2011, where she served as the Country Development Officer (CDO) for Uganda, a U.S. Government priority country with three presidential initiatives (i.e., Global Health Initiative, Feed the Future, and Global Climate Change) and a combined foreign assistance budget of more than $600 million dollars. As the Agency’s Point of Contact for Lord’s Resistance Army(LRA) Issues, Minty spearheaded USAID’s efforts to advance the President’s LRA strategy, a White House priority that aims to address threats posed by the LRA to civilians in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan.

 

Minty currently serves as a Senior Program Analyst in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, Office of Strategic and Program Planning (PPL/SPP). 

 

She received her B.A. in Political Science from Washington College, and her Master’s in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.