Julian Wyss is the assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. Prior to the Atlantic Council, Julian worked in the humanitarian aid sector, including supporting Syrian refugee populations as an intern for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Jordan, and assisting with the resettlement of newly arrived Iraqi and Afghani refugees at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Northern California. Julian later employed his expertise in refugee support as the program director for the Salam Neighbor project, a documentary film about life in a Syrian refugee camp. He has also worked as a consultant in the humanitarian sector, most notably for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) in London, UK.
Julian holds an MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA in International Relations/Political Science from Carleton College, where his senior thesis involved field research on the influence of religious civic organizations in Mali. His professional interests include conflict, humanitarianism, migration, and security in the Sahel.