Lauren Woods Takes the Helm of SAM as Its New Director
Security Assistance Monitor, December 2020
The Center for International Policy is pleased to welcome Lauren Woods as the new Director of the Security Assistance Monitor (SAM). Lauren has covered security, foreign policy, and human rights issues in the nonprofit sector, on Capitol Hill, and at the U.S. Department of State, and has worked in countries around the world, particularly in North and West Africa. Her experience includes both oversight of U.S. foreign assistance and working with security forces directly to implement U.S. government-funded security assistance programs.
In this position, Lauren will join SAM Deputy Director Elias Yousif to provide strategic direction, research, and analysis for SAM as we continue to increase transparency and oversight of U.S. security assistance and U.S. arms sales around the world.
We are proud to start 2021 with Lauren at the helm of our unique SAM program and encourage you to stay up to date with Lauren’s, Elias’s, and SAM’s work through their Twitter account’s, CIP’s new website, and SAM’s new website.
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