Elizabeth Beavers

Peace and Security Advocacy Consultant

Elizabeth Beavers will speak as part of the April 26 Lobby Day Ask Plenary at the Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2023 virtual event.

Elizabeth is a national security legal scholar and strategist for peace and security advocacy. In 2019, she launched a consultancy that has worked behind the scenes to strengthen leading national advocacy organizations in their work to lobby lawmakers, organize and train grassroots activists, and change the public narrative on matters of peace and security. Elizabeth also teaches remotely as an adjunct professor of counterterrorism law at the University of New Hampshire’s Franklin Pierce School of Law. 

Elizabeth’s expertise on national security law, anti-militarist foreign policy, and progressive advocacy is featured frequently on panels, podcasts, events, and in the media. Her analysis has been featured in outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico, Reuters, and The Guardian. She is a Senior Fellow with Data For Progress, and Vice President of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s board of directors.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Elizabeth served as Associate Policy Director for the Indivisible Project, a grassroots movement organizing to influence Congress and build progressive power. Elizabeth led the organization’s advocacy efforts on foreign policy, national security, democracy, and human rights. Before that, Elizabeth was the Senior Campaigner on national security and human rights for the U.S. section of Amnesty International, where she worked to reform the U.S. government’s national security policies in line with international human rights standards. Elizabeth also managed the Militarism & Civil Liberties program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in public interest. 

Elizabeth holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center in National Security & International Human Rights Law. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar and received her Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law. Her bachelor’s degree is in public relations and Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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