Georgia Holmer
Georgia Holmer
Senior Advisor for Anti-terrorism Issues
OSCE Secretariat
Vienna, Austria


Georgia Holmer advises on, and assists in developing and coordinating, counter terrorism and counter violent extremism policy, strategy and activities for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and is seconded to the Transnational Threats Department of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. Her work focuses on the intersection of human rights and counterterrorism and the promotion of preventative strategies and policies.

She was formerly the Director of CVE (counter violent extremism) at the United States Institute of Peace where she oversaw a broad portfolio of CVE research and capacity building projects and coordinated USIP’s CVE work and strategy. She has ten years of distinguished service as an 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 and worked as an Analytic Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security on transnational threat issues. She has developed and taught analytic techniques and methods for understanding—and developing strategies to prevent—radicalization and violent extremism.