Lisa Rudnick is a strategic designer and researcher working across sectors and with diverse groups to create positive impact. She brings nearly 20 years of experience working at the intersection of research and design in the contexts of security, peacebuilding, humanitarian action, and policy innovation. With a background in the ethnography of communication, she has worked across a wide range of thematic areas and applied challenges around the globe, including community security, protection, reintegration, and localization. Since 2016 her substantive focus has been on the weaponization of information and supporting various actors (humanitarian, peacebuilding, and human rights) in exploring the challenges this presents to their strategies and practices, the communities they serve, and the relationships they share.
Lisa believes in the power of informed dialogue to catalyze meaningful action and is dedicated to fostering that transition. She is a co-creator of approaches to local strategies research, evidence-based design, strategic design, and accountable innovation which she uses to help diverse stakeholders find and create shared possibilities.
Evidence-based Design, Design Thinking, Process Design, Cultural Communication, Qualitative and Applied Research, the Weaponization of Information, International Programming