Associate Director, Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, USA
Kelsey Lilley is associate director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. Her work focuses on emerging security threats and political developments across sub-Saharan Africa, in particular the Horn of Africa. Prior to the Atlantic Council, Lilley worked for the Society for International Development, where she offered operational and financial support to the membership-based international development organization.
From 2012-13, she lived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she was a Princeton in Africa Fellow for the International Rescue Committee. While there, she contributed to proposals supporting more than 300,000 Somali, Eritrean, and South Sudanese refugees living in Ethiopia. Kelsey received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Davidson College.