Minds of the Movement

An ICNC blog on the people and power of civil resistance

Leanne Erdberg

Leanne Erdberg is the director of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) at the U.S. Institute of Peace where she directs USIP’s CVE program that includes work focused on CVE Research (focused on the RESOLVE Network where Leanne also serves as the interim executive director of RESOLVE); CVE Practice (including pilot projects on various CVE topics that convene workshops, and build capacity of civil society actors and institutions); and CVE Policy (provides recommendations and coordination on policy responses and CVE strategies and frameworks). Prior to joining the Institute, from 2009-2017, Leanne held several positions in the U.S. government including counterterrorism advisor for the undersecretary of state for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.