Georgia Holmer heads the Action Against Terrorism Unit in the Transnational Threats Department of the OSCE Secretariat. She has over 20 years of experience in international security policy, law and practice, and its intersection with human rights. Prior to joining the OSCE Secretariat in 2017 as a Senior Advisor on Anti-terrorism Issues, she was the Director of CVE at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. At USIP she also served as Deputy Director of the Rule of Law Center overseeing large-scale capacity building projects in North Africa, the Sahel, and Middle East, and designed and led a woman-focused PVE initiative in Nigeria and Kenya.
She has ten years of distinguished service as a terrorism analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where she was assigned long-term to the Office of the Legal Attaché at the US Embassies in Athens and Copenhagen in support of international investigations. She is trained in—and has taught—analytic methodology and has published and presented widely on issues related to the prevention of conflict, terrorism, and violent extremism. Ms. Holmer holds graduate degrees in international human rights law from Oxford University and in international relations from Boston University.