Peter Chapman is a senior policy officer working on law and development with the Open Society Justice Initiative. He has a particular focus on legal empowerment and community-based justice services. Prior to joining the Justice Initiative, Chapman worked on governance and justice reform in East Asia and Africa with the World Bank’s Justice for the Poor program, with the Carter Center in Liberia, and with the Public International Law and Policy Group in Uganda and Washington, DC. He has authored publications on law and development for a variety of audiences. Chapman holds a JD from the Washington College of Law, American University; an MA in international affairs from the School of International Service, American University; and a BA in political science and peace studies from Colgate University.