A native of Indiana, Mr. Brooks earned a BA in History from Indiana University and an MA in History from Baylor University, with additional doctoral studies at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. He has previously worked as a teacher in Kambuzuma Township in Harare, Zimbabwe, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Before founding IPOA/ISOA, he was an academic fellow at the South African Institute for International Affairs in 1999-2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Molly Dunigan is a political scientist and policy analyst specializing in private military and security contracting, civil–military relations, irregular warfare, counterinsurgency, security force assistance, maritime security, and arms control. Prominent among Dr. Dunigan's published work are Victory for Hire: Private Security Companies' Impact on Military Effectiveness (Stanford University Press, 2011), Hired Guns: Views About Armed Contractors in Operation Iraqi Freedom (RAND, 2010), Out of the Shadows: The Health and Well-Being of Private Contractors Working in Conflict Environments (RAND, 2013), and The Markets for Force: Privatization of Security Across World Regions (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming in 2015). She serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple university presses and refereed journals, including Stanford University Press, Toronto University Press, Security Studies, and the Journal of International Relations and Development. Dunigan's work has been cited by major U.S. media outlets including USA Today, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine, and reviewed in Military Review, the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, the Journal of Military History, Survival, and Parameters, and her op-eds have appeared in The Hill, U.S. News & World Report, and The Christian Science Monitor.Molly received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2008, where she specialized in International Relations and Military Studies.