Madeline Vellturo is a Research Associate with Stimson’s Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program. She recently completed a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs focusing on International Security Policy and Conflict Resolution. During her graduate degree, Madeline worked with the Centre for Governance, Peace and Security in Kampala, interned at the Conflict and Stabilization Operations Bureau at the U.S. Department of State, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of International Affairs. She lived for several years in both East and West Africa, where she founded a series of creative writing workshops for at-risk urban youth. Madeline holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College.