Mark Wood is the program associate for Refugees International. He has extensive research and advocacy experience on peace and security efforts in Africa and the Middle East, focusing on the root causes of violence. Prior to joining Refugees International, he worked for CARITAS Internationalis at their UN office as an Advocacy Assistant and with the International Peace Institute as a Research Assistant – where we focused on UN Peacekeeping challenges and mandate renewals. He most recently served as a Research Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs where he worked on the Model International Mobility Convention, which seeks to formulate new rules for migration and asylum. Mark also has experience consulting for the United States Department of Defense on localizing humanitarian efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark holds a BA in Political Sciences from the University of Pretoria, a BS in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University, and an MA in Public Policy from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.