Lauren Javins

Lauren Javins

Senior Program Officer
Asia, Middle East & North Africa, China, Mongolia, Yemen, Syria, Civil Society, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Governance, Youth

Lauren Javins is a senior program officer for the Information & Media Practice.

Lauren works on various IREX initiatives across the globe to support journalists and CSOs, particularly on the CSM STAND project funded by USAID. In this role, she provides thought leadership and strategic engagement on capacity building, information integrity, building resilience to manipulative information, as well as monitoring evaluation and learning. She also leads the Vibrant Information Approach, IREX’s flagship approach to creating inclusive, accessible, and vibrant information ecosystems.

Prior to her current role, Lauren worked as a program officer at IREX working across the MENA region to promote good governance and social cohesion through journalism and the media sector. In particular, she worked on Youmakken, a Learn to Discern youth-empowerment program based in Jordan, and the Stabilization through Media Partnerships program in Syria funded by the German Government.

Lauren holds an MA in conflict resolution from Georgetown University with a certificate in diplomacy studies and a BA in Chinese studies from Gettysburg College. Lauren speaks Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian. She is a trained mediator in inclusive mediation and in her free time supports the DC community through mediation.