The Global Initiative Network

Expert

Jeremy Biddle

Founder and Executive Director, Metropolitan Peace Institute

Jeremy is the Founding Executive Director of MetroPEACE, a boutique consulting firm with a global reach dedicated to reducing urban violence by fusing public safety, public health, and civil rights and liberties.

He serves as Senior Advisor on Gun Violence Prevention to the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice in Baltimore, where he is responsible for providing thought leadership around data-driven, evidence-informed strategies and interventions to reduce gun violence.

Prior, Jeremy was the Coordinator for the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), advancing the Agency’s violence prevention efforts in Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and globally. At USAID, Jeremy was responsible for providing strategic, operational, and technical leadership and direction on USAID’s CARSI portfolio—a multimillion-dollar security assistance package to Central America that features support for violence prevention, intervention, reentry and victims’ assistance to criminal justice reform, police professionalization and community policing. In addition, Jeremy led the Agency’s strategic research and learning agenda on violence and youth/gun/gang violence prevention throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Over the years, Jeremy has worked with a variety of non-profits and public sector organizations in the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on violence prevention, criminal justice reform, community engagement and rule of law. Jeremy holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University and a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po in Paris, as well as a B.A. in history from Columbia. He is fluent in English and Spanish.