Colette Rausch is associate vice president for global practice and innovation at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). She leads the development of new approaches, research, and learning in the areas of promoting justice, security, and rule of law; countering violent extremism; and strengthening inclusive societies. Rausch has worked in numerous countries, including Afghanistan, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Ukraine, Senegal, and Yemen. Her international efforts include serving as legal adviser to the U.S. Department of Justice in Hungary, where she focused on the development of a crime task force, and in Bosnia and Herzegovina on law reform. She also served as the department’s program manager for Central and East Europe, establishing criminal justice development and training programs in Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, and Macedonia. Rausch worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on strengthening rule of law and adherence to human rights standards; training judges, prosecutors, and defense counsels; and establishing systems for monitoring human rights. At the State of Nevada’s Attorney General’s Office, she handled consumer and telemarketing fraud cases. At the federal public defender’s office, she handled death penalty appeals. As a federal prosecutor, she was involved in the white-collar crime and the violent crime units in Las Vegas. Rausch holds a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law.