Brian Hanley has 20 years of progressively responsible experience in foreign policy and development, including nearly a decade of senior management practice in Asia.
Prior to joining Internews, he served as a Senior Democracy and Governance Field Advisor in the US Agency for International Development’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (USAID-DRG), where he worked on policy and programming responses to Syria, Iraq and other crisis countries.
Prior to joining USAID, Hanley was Asia Director for Search for Common Ground (SFCG), where he led media and peacebuilding programs in Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Timor-Leste. He also oversaw SFCG’s work in Indonesia, as Country Director. Before that, he was Chief of Party on a NGO Sector Strengthening Program in Timor-Leste, implemented by ACDI/VOCA. He also has served at various times in the U.S. Congress, with two Democratic Senators (Dodd and Wellstone), and was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Kingston, Jamaica.
Hanley has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is fluent in Tetum, and conversant in Bahasa Indonesia and Jamaican Patois.