Leanne Erdberg is the director of Countering Violent Extremism at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) and serves as the interim executive director of the RESOLVE (Researching Solutions to Violent Extremism) Network. Prior to USIP, Leanne held positions at the White House National Security Council staff, State Department and Department of Homeland Security. She has also worked in the private sector, state-level government and international organisations. Leanne holds a J.D. with honours in the concentration of international law and a B.S., magna cum laude in mass communication studies, both from Boston University.