June 1, 2018 – Dexis announced today the launch of its new Center for Global Security and Stabilization (CGSS).
The Center was established to advance Dexis’ goals in supporting its clients and partners with timely expertise, knowledge, and new programming in fragile states and communities in transition. It blends Dexis’ analytical and program management capability with new and emerging tactics to facilitate social cohesion, provide clients with rapid assistance in conflict-affected environments, counter extremism and disinformation, and build capacity in security sector assistance. The Center serves as Dexis’ nexus for sharing knowledge from Dexis business units externally and to test, refine, and offer products and services that meet and anticipate market and client needs in security and stabilization.
“I’m excited to take on this new challenge” said Bronwen Morrison, one of the Center’s two co-directors. “This is a natural evolution in Dexis’ development as a dynamic professional services firm with long-term programming in over 30 conflict affected countries.” With programs for Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as Department of Defense, Dexis offers a whole of U.S. Government approach to supporting foreign assistance and national security objectives through our programs in Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, the Sahel, and Central America.
Ms. Morrison joined Dexis after serving in Somalia as National Security Advisor to the Office of the President; Senior Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration Security Sector Advisor to Office of the Prime Minister; and Head of Research and Analysis for the Africa Union Peacekeeping Mission (AMISOM). Ms. Morrison also served as a Principal Development Specialist for DAI, Director for Creative Associates, an IFES Chief of Party for USAID-funded elections and political process projects in Kosovo and Paraguay, and United Nations Peacekeeping Division embedded political officer in UNTAC (Cambodia), ONUSAL (El Salvador), ONUMOZ (Mozambique), and UNPROFOR (Bosnia-Hercegovina). Ms. Morrison is a former Peace Corps volunteer and speaks Spanish fluently.
Co-director Tamara Babiuk comes to the Center from leading Dexis’ largest program division. Tamara leads Dexis’ strategic communications programs related to media literacy and countering disinformation. Tamara has designed and managed conflict mitigation, governance, health, and economic growth projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Prior to Dexis she led a department that managed cross-regional technical knowledge-sharing, project communications, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services at Chemonics International. She was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communications, Chief of Mission and Associate Expert with the International Organization for Migration and served as a Program Officer with USAID in Ukraine. Babiuk holds a master’s degree with a concentration in conflict management from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is fluent in Ukrainian and speaks French.