|Nate Haken is a Senior Associate at The Fund for Peace. He works on the Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST) for conflict early warning and prevention in weak and fragile states. He leads the research behind the annual Fragile States Index and engages with local civil society in several conflict-affected countries for participatory assessment, early warning, prevention, and peacebuilding projects. In Nigeria he is the Primary Advisor for the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta's (PIND) peacebuilding portfolio. Other field work conducted with FFP has included projects in Uganda, Liberia, Turkey, and Korea. Publications include articles, papers and chapters in the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, Sudan Tribune, Military Operations Research Society Journal, Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism, and Men of the Global South: A Reader. A forthcoming book co-written with Patricia Taft on violence in Nigeria is due out by Springer Publishing in the coming year.
Before joining the Fund, Mr. Haken worked as a television producer at the Voice of America as well as a newspaper reporter in Illinois. Born and raised in Africa, he also has worked as a French interpreter for refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. He earned his MA in international communication at American University's School of International Service.