Dr. Elizabeth A. Stanley
Professor, Georgetown University
Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D., is a professor in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Department of Government. She speaks, teaches, and writes on topics related to resilience, political psychology, civil-military relations, and international security. She is the award-winning author of Paths to Peace, about the domestic politics of war termination; Widen the Window, about the neurobiology of stress, trauma, and resilience; and co-editor of Creating Military Power, about military effectiveness. She is the creator of a resilience training program, Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)®, tested through four neuroscience studies with the U.S. military and taught in civilian and military high-stress environments around the world. Earlier in her career, she served as a U.S. Army military intelligence officer in South Korea, Germany, and on two peacekeeping deployments to the Balkans. She holds degrees from Yale, Harvard, and MIT, and is also a certified practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, a body-based trauma therapy.