erin cooper osf policy specialist

Erin Cooper

Program Manager

Erin Cooper is a Program Manager with Our Secure Future. She graduated from the University of Denver with a Master’s in International Studies with specializations in Security and Human Rights focusing on human trafficking, human security and the relationship between security policy and international development. At the University of Denver, she served as the Deputy Director for the 2019-2020 academic year for the Human Trafficking Center. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh for her Bachelor’s degree where she double majored in History and Political Science with a concentration in American Legal History. She has previously interned for the U.S. Mission to Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with the Department of State, One Earth Future with Our Secure Future, and the International Rescue Committee. Prior to the University of Denver, she served as an Education Volunteer with the Peace Corps in rural Thailand, worked as an operations manager in a retail store, and is a certified yoga instructor.


Department of Defense, Turning Policy into Practice, WPS,

OSF Program Manager Erin Cooper to DoD

July 20, 2021
Erin Cooper has been selected to serve as a Women, Peace and Security Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Development, conflict, violence, peacebuilding, fragility, USAID, international development, video, gender, Department of State, Department of Defense,

SHIFT: Ask a Different Question- The Video

July 13, 2021
OSF is excited to share the next iteration of our SHIFT: Ask a Different Question presentation!
Digital Ecosystem, Women, Peace and Security, Technology, Network, Diversity, Equality, Gender, national security

Women, Peace and Security for the Digital Age Highlights

May 27, 2021
Highlights from our Virtual Dialogue with Foreign Policy Magazine!
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Women, Peace and Security: The first 100 Days and Beyond

January 20, 2021
Recommendations for the new Biden Administration about Women, Peace and Security.

30 Days of (t)Ruth

October 01, 2020
A tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s thoughts and quotes on women in leadership, stereotypes on the basis of sex/gender, and human rights.
Maeve Kennedy Distinguished Women Award

Global Women’s Groups Honored in Memory of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean

July 16, 2020
Grassroots women-led groups given the 2020 Distinguished Partners for Women, Peace and Security Award in honor of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean.
mobilizing male partners for change wps

Mobilizing Men as Partners for Change

June 22, 2020
The Women, Peace and Security agenda, as laid out by UN Security Council Resolution 1325, presents many opportunities to transform the peace and security sector.
Melanne Verveer women

Women Wednesday: Melanne Verveer

September 17, 2019
“Investments in women are positively correlated to growth, prosperity, stability, democracy, health - and vital to our national security. We cannot write off the talent of half the world and expect to confront our challenges.”