Lexie Van Buskirk

Lexie Van Buskirk

Project Coordinator

 

Lexie Van Buskirk received her Master’s degree in International Peace and Security from the department of War Studies at King’s College London in 2014. Following her education, she worked for a private security consultancy, was a researcher for Wikistrat, and interned remotely for the Hudson Institute’s Center For Political-Military Analysis. She has written on issues ranging from preventive diplomacy, to ballistic missile defense in the Asia Pacific, to the potential utility of consultative commissions in verifying the Iranian Nuclear Accords (JCPOA). She devotes her free time to enjoying the outdoors, practicing yoga, taking cooking classes, and doting on her dog.

Blogs

Using a Gender Perspective to Move from Water Scarcity to Water Security

September 16, 2017
The recent much-more-than-inclement weather has brought discussions on climate change and environmental protections to the forefront.
barwaaqo cooperative

Faces of WPS: Building Agricultural Capacity in Somaliland

September 12, 2017
Our sister program, Shuraako, partnered with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and BiD Network to create the Somali AgriFood Fund —a seed capital matching investment fund which focused on driving diaspora investments into Somali agriculture and rural businesses.

Notes From The Field: WPS Experts Weigh In

September 09, 2017
Our Notes From The Field series has been designed to highlight the opinions and advice of Women, Peace and Security experts around the world. In this series, we hope to bring attention not only to the tireless work they have been doing, but also to their plans for the future.

Notes From The Field: Experts Weigh In

September 01, 2017
Our Notes from the Field series is designed to highlight the opinions and advice of Women, Peace and Security experts around the world. In this series, we hope to bring attention not only to the tireless work they’ve been doing, but also to their plans for the future.
Notorious RBG Summer Reads Review

Summer Reads: Notorious RBG

August 04, 2017
Up next on our list of great summer reads is NYT best-seller, Notorious RBG, the Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik, which chronciles the live of Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Giunsberg, providing a poignant example of the main tenents of Women,... more

Notes From The Field: WPS Experts Weigh In

July 06, 2017
Our Notes From The Field series has been designed to highlight the opinions and advice of Women, Peace and Security experts around the world. This edition, we speak with Visaka Dharmadasa, founder and chair of the Association of War Affected Women about her work and plans for the future. 
legendary American women to celebrate Independence Day

An Inspirational Independence Day, Compliments of Legendary American Women

July 01, 2017
In honor of Independence Day in the U.S., we’re highlighting four independent American women who, in their time, inspired and empowered future generations.
A shopkeeper in Hargeisa, Somaliland

Faces of WPS: Shopkeeping in Hargeisa

June 27, 2017
A shopkeeper at work in Hargeisa, Somaliland. This shop is one of many beneficiaries of the Somaliland Youth Entrepreneur Fund, which is co-sponsored by Shuraako and KAABA microfinance.