Megan Carroll is currently at the United Nations where she covers counter-terrorism issues in Asia. She has served across the UN in political affairs, peacekeeping, and development. Prior to her current role, she evaluated peacekeeping missions and served as the Team Leader, Partnerships, for the UN’s Departments of Peacekeeping Operations and Field Support. She focused on the UN’s partnership with the World Bank and contributed to the recent joint UN-WB report, “Pathways for Peace.” Previously, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow where she was part of the US government’s response to the Ebola epidemic.
Her work has taken her to five continents, notably to South Sudan and Sudan where she led the United Nations Development Program’s Democracy and Participation portfolio; served as Acting Director of The Carter Center’s Democracy and Conflict Resolution Programs; and Democracy and Governance Advisor to USAID/South Sudan, at a critical juncture when the mission transitioned from a U.S. Consulate to Embassy in a newly-independent nation. Earlier in her career, Megan managed Harvard University’s Scholars at Risk Program and taught in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. She holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College. After graduate school, she spent a year as a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University. She is a Council on Foreign Relations Term Member, Humanity in Action Senior Fellow, and Truman National Security Fellow.