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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Ashley Moran

MALD, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Ashley Moran


Ashley Moran is the associate director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law where she created and leads the Center's democratic governance research team, state fragility research program, and Middle East research initiative. She also directs the Center's Department of Defense-funded program assessing the security implications of climate change in Africa and serves as a lead researcher on its new DoD-funded program analyzing complex emergencies in Asia, where she oversees development of mapping and analytical tools to share program research with the policy community. She is currently a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. She previously served as parliamentary advisor in the Republic of Georgia for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), ran democratic reform programs and trainings in Iraq and Azerbaijan for NDI, and designed rule of law programs in Kyrgyzstan for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Her previous policy work includes various political and legislative positions in the United States.

Ashley's current projects assess the role of constitutional courts in securing stability in new democracies and particularly Iraq, the effectiveness of foreign aid in promoting democracy and good governance, and factors that contribute to state fragility.


Comparative constitutional law, the intersection of constitutional order and conflict, state fragility, and democratic legal and institutional reform
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