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Edward P. Joseph

Senior Fellow


Edward P. Joseph is a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Joseph is currently Executive Director of the National Council on U.S.-Libya Relations. A foreign policy analyst, he has been published in virtually all major outlets, including Foreign Affairs. His article, "The Balkans, Interrupted" was selected as one of "The Best of 2015." He was Executive Director of the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, D.C., as the first non-alumnus leader of the foundation in its nearly century of existence.


Joseph is a non-profit leader, foreign policy analyst, and field practitioner specializing in conflict management. In his dozen years in the Balkans, Edward served during the wars in each conflict afflicted country (Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia). He has been deployed on shorter missions as well in Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. His testimony at the Hague Tribunal has been cited as instrumental in a landmark war crimes verdict regarding massacres in Bosnia in 1995. In April, 2012, as the US-nominated Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, one of the largest democracy and human rights missions in the world, Edward negotiated an end to a rapidly brewing, potentially violent confrontation between Belgrade and Pristina. In Afghanistan and Haiti, Joseph led USAID programs to conduct evaluations and observe elections. 


Edward earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. and M.A., respectively, from Johns Hopkins University and SAIS. Trained as a helicopter pilot in the Army Reserve, Edward is a veteran deployed with NATO in Bosnia. He speaks Croatian, Serbian, French, Italian and Spanish.

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