David L. Phillips

Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University

David L. Phillips is director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

David L. Phillips was formerly senior fellow and deputy director, Center for Preventive Action at the Council for Foreign Relations. He was also a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Center for Middle East Studies and scholar in residence and director of the program on conflict prevention and peace-building at American University's Center for Global Peace. Until September 2003, Phillips served as a foreign affairs expert advising the U.S. Department of State Bureau for Near Eastern Affairs.

Phillips has written more than 100 articles and editorials in publications such as The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East, From Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in Transition, Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco, and Unsilencing the Past: Track Two Diplomacy and Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation.

Last Updated: September 19, 2017