Priscilla Clapp is currently a senior advisor to the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Asia Society. Clapp is a retired minister-counselor in the U.S. Foreign Service. During a thirty-year career with the U.S. government, she served in Burma, South Africa, Moscow, and Japan. She also worked on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, in the East Asian, Political Military and International Organizations bureaus, and with the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Prior to government service, Clapp spent ten years in foreign policy and arms control research, with the MIT Center for International Studies and as a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution.