«Providing expertise to individuals, organizations & agencies, serving people and nations in crisis»

New York City 2017
Application of Candidacy


2006 - 2007

Throughout 2006 and early 2007, Dr. Wuagneux served as the Senior Policy Advisor for reconstruction and development in Afghanistan for both the Department of State and Department of Defense, overseeing decisions translating to over $98 million per quarter.


Dr. Wuagneux served as the Executive Advisor Reconciliation & Reconstruction for the US Department of Defense. JIEDDO, XVIII Airborne Corps in Iraq. She provided expertise as executive advisor relevant to Conflict Resolution, Disarmament, Demobilization ...

2009 - 2010

In 2009 - 2010, she served as a Peace & Development Advisor for the UNDP, focused on issues of border stabilization, reconciliation, both internal and regional (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China). This included previewing current and past UNDP program interventions.

2011 - Present

In 2011 - 2012 she was serving as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of State at the U.S Embassy in Moscow from 2011 since 2012, while also assisting Norwich University’s Graduate Department of Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis as a course developer;



«Learning is the biological mechanism of adaptation»

Dianna Wuagneux, PhD Inducing Community Wellness: The Correspondence Between Complex Living Systems Dynamics, Collective Learning And Well-Being Based Community Development, 1997

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The Basics

Module Objectives:

Become familiar with the nuts and bolts of consulting in the developing world. E.g., available sectors & types of contracts, getting organized, prep work, report writing, timelines and deadlines, project dynamics, multiple-agency environments, building a collaborative network, finding opportunities and the basics of working with other cultures.

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Developing, Remote and/or
Post-Conflict Regions

Module Objectives:

Learn the fundamentals of working in exceptionally challenging environments. Such as, anticipating needs prior to departure, adapting to physical constraints, maintaining physical and psychological balance, obtaining personal and professional provisions, planning and execution in environments of significant corruption in politics, policing and rule of law, managing expectations, and working with peacekeeping forces.

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Conflict Zones

Module Objectives:

Learn to work in dangerous, severely deprived and unpredictable environments. For instance, mental and physical preparation, practical communications, food & shelter, getting around, interface with US and foreign militaries, collaboration with /between donor agencies, cooperation with humanitarian organizations, emergency preparedness & best practices for maintaining safety and security.



Boston Bombing

Before seeing any official reports about the tragic bombing in Boston, I knew that something big, and probably quite terrible, had happened. As a rule, unless working on an assignment that ...

In Consideration: Choosing To Do Better

I love my country and thank my lucky stars to have been born in a time of peace to a country of wealth, both in opportunities and resources. Sadly, there has not been much peace since then...

Borderlands — In Consideration

There’s almost nothing that I like better on a chilly, blustery Saturday than watching moderately bad disaster movies. The predictable plots, overly dramatic characters and kitschy ...

Much Ado About Something

Before seeing any official reports about the tragic bombing in Boston, I knew that something big, and probably quite terrible, had happened. As a rule, unless working on an assignment that...