Nancy Riordan manages all projects of the John Joseph Moakley Chair for Peace and Reconciliation at UMass Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She heads up the Secretariat of the Iraq-Helsinki Project and is co-secretariat for the Forum for Cities in Transition. Riordan has several years experience working with foreign governments and NGOs in Finland, Iraq, Lebanon, and Kosovo, among others.
Riordan also serves as the managing editor of the New England Journal of Public Policy.
Riordan holds an MSPA degree in international relations and a BA in globalization studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston.