Ben Rowles

Ben Rowles supports FCNL’s lobbying efforts to change U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict. Ben also facilitates the work of the Prevention and Protection Working Group, a group of organizations dedicated to reducing violent crisis, preventing mass atrocities, and protecting civilians threatened by such crises. Previously, Ben interned with the State Department in Washington, D.C., and at the American Embassy in Mongolia. He holds a B.A. in English from the Pennsylvania State University, where he served as president of the Human Rights Brigades chapter.

Articles by Ben Rowles

Action Alert Breaking: The Senate Voted to Make “Never Again” A Reality 

Fantastic news! The Senate passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S. 1158) with overwhelming bipartisan support!

Update Breaking: The House Just Voted to Reduce Violence 

Last night the House of Representatives took a crucial, bipartisan step to reduce violent conflict by passing the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act!

Update Americans Want Peace. The 116th Congress Should Listen. 

When asked what would be most effective in creating long-term peace, most Americans favor diplomacy and policy solutions over military intervention. The new Congress should heed constituent voices and invest in peacebuilding.

Update The Economic Cost of Violence 

In addition to causing immense human suffering, violent conflict has a substantial financial cost. It is in the economic interests of the United States to switch from a policy of military intervention to one of conflict prevention.

Update Prevention Reduces Violence, Not Military Intervention 

Our country’s global war on terror has failed to reduce terrorism. Congress needs to fully invest in conflict prevention. This is the conclusion of a taskforce on extremism in fragile states which released an interim report early in September.