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Danica Anderson

Danica Anderson (2015) served four years “mapping the human terrain” of Afghanistan as a lead social scientist for the Department of Defense. Seeking to contain violence in war zones and counsel those who suffered death and disaster, she worked directly with Afghan provincial governors, the Afghan Elections Director, Afghan General of Police, Afghan and Pakistan military commanders, and dozens of Afghan women serving as police officers, high school principals, and political leaders.

She has written and blogged about her experiences as an American trying to resolve conflicts and support women in Afghanistan. She is working on a book about Afghanistan’s social, political and humanitarian crises called “Where is She?”