Laurel Miller

Laurel Miller

Formal First Name

Laurel Miller is the Director of International Crisis Group's Asia Program, where she leads the organization's research, analysis, and policy advocacy about and in the region. Prior to joining the ICG in 2019, she was a senior foreign policy expert at the RAND Corporation, where she covered a wide range of subjects including conflict resolution, democratization, institution-building, and anti-corruption in countries throughout the world. Previously, she served as Deputy and then acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the U.S. State Department. She also served as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Senior Advisor to the U.S. special envoy for the Balkans, and Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues during her previous time in government. Laurel edited and co-authored an extensive study of constitution-making processes, “Framing the State in Times of Transition”.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • She was directly involved in peace negotiations in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Macedonia.

  • She also served as Director for western hemisphere affairs at the National Security Council.

  • At the U.S. Institute of Peace, she focused on constitution-making, rule of law development, and transitional justice.

  • She has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an adjunct professor of law at georgetown.

  • Earlier, Laurel practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, and Brussels.