Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Armed Groups

Talks covered by this speaker

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Smuggling: What we (should) know

Categories covered by Ashley

About this Speaker

Ashley is a Research Associate and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups at ODI. She has over a decade of experience working on the ground in conflicts and crises, and researching armed groups.


Ashley has conducted extensive research on and with the Taliban and civilians living under their control in Afghanistan. She has also conducted on the ground research and dialogue with armed groups in an array of other contexts, from Central African Republic to Iraq. She has done extensive work advising governments, multilateral organisations, and humanitarian and development actors on engagement with armed groups.


Ashley frequently writes for Foreign Policy and was named a Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow. Her analysis has been quoted in various media outlets, including the Economist, Al Jazeera, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and others. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, MSc in Gender and Development from the London School of Economics, and PhD from King’s College London.


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