Ann Hollingsworth serves as senior director of government relations and senior policy advisor at Refugees International where she leads the organization’s advocacy efforts within the U.S. foreign policy community and provides strategic and policy guidance in all areas of Refugees International reporting. She has participated in more than ten field research trips and co-authored Refugees International reports along with drafting other publications, including op-eds and blogs. Previously, Ann represented International Crisis Group as Senior Analyst for U.S. Advocacy and Research, leading targeted advocacy with senior Washington policy audiences, including the State Department, the White House, the Department of Defense, USAID, and Congress, as well as think tanks and other international organizations. She provided political and strategic analysis and covered all Crisis Group areas of reporting, with primary responsibility for advocacy and research for the Sub-Saharan Africa portfolio. Ann has testified before Congress and been a featured panelist in a variety of foreign policy events, most notably with the State Department, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Brookings Institution, George Washington University, and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. She has also participated in field research on conflict minerals in Burundi and disaster relief management in Sri Lanka, which included working with IDPs in tsunami-affected areas. She served in the office of U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings, then Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. She earned a Master’s degree in International Development from Tulane University and a B.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston.