Siobhan O’Neil

Siobhan O’Neil is Project Lead, Children and Extreme Violence, at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research in New York. She previously provided strategic guidance and program support to the UN Mine Action Service (UNAMS) for key mine action programs in Mali and Palestine. Ms O’Neil has experience in both the security and intelligence fields: In the wake of the September 11th attacks, she worked for the newly created state homeland security agencies in New York and New Jersey, helping state and local governments build their capacity to detect, prevent, and recover from terrorist attacks. She later served as the analyst for domestic security and intelligence at the Congressional Research Service, identifying emerging threats and evaluating possible policy responses for Congress.