Marla Keenan

Marla Keenan
Center for Civilians in Conflict
Managing Director
Austin, TX

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Marla Keenan is managing director at Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and is a subject matter expert in civil-military relations and civilian protection. Marla helps shape the Center’s programs in conflict zones and oversees operational…

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Marla Keenan is managing director at Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and is a subject matter expert in civil-military relations and civilian protection. Marla helps shape the Center’s programs in conflict zones and oversees operational aspects of the organization. Since joining the organization in October 2005, she has managed programs and research in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Lebanon, Mali, Israel, Jordan, Nepal, Georgia and the Central African Republic. Prior to joining the Center, Marla was an Edward Rawson Fellow at Citizens for Global Solutions, working in US global engagement. A former management consultant, Marla has held senior communications positions with a range of private sector organizations.She is now a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP). She holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in policy analysis and international policy from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy & Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Her expertise includes: Civil-Military relationships, Civilian Casualties, Protection of Civilians, Civilian Harm, Security Force Assistance, Civilian Harm Mitigation, Civilians living through war.

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