Ilan Cooper

Director of Business Development

Ilan Cooper

As a Director of Business Development at DT, Ilan Cooper oversees our USAID, Department of State, and foreign donor business development. He is also DT’s IQC Manager for our USAID/Office of Transition Initiatives Support that Augments Rapid Transitions (START) IQC and Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Conflict, Stability, and Security Framework (CSSF). Previously, Ilan served as the Lead Research Associate at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He conducted primary research for the Berkley Center and the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation on the role of local transitional justice mechanisms in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on the Southern African Development Community countries.

Prior to the Berkley Center, Ilan worked for Oxford Analytica as an Editorial Researcher writing briefs on transitional justice mechanisms and lived in Accra, Ghana. Ilan graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a M.A. in Conflict Resolution. He also holds a M.A. in International Relations, with distinction, from the University of Chicago and a B.A., with distinction, in War Studies from King’s College London. In his spare time, Ilan is an avid soccer player and fan and spends time with his English Bulldog, Ollie.