Julie Snyder is research and advocacy associate with the U.S. Program at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). In this capacity, she manages research and advocacy on U.S. policy and law on civilian harm in conflict. Previously, she was program manager and research associate in the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), with a primary focus on the human rights and security nexus; protections and rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex persons; and countering all forms of extremism. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, her research interests include conflict and human rights in postcolonial Francophone states; embedding human rights into U.S. national security policy; and the rehabilitation and reintegration of former extremists.