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Dr. Inge Fryklund

Development Advisor for Military Deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq, IDS International

Inge Fryklund is currently Development Advisor for Military Deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq for IDS International. Previously she was Chief of Party for the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives Project in the West Bank and Gaza, and spent two and one half years in Afghanistan, initially as USAID Rule of Law Adviser at the US Embassy in Kabul, later moving out to a forward operating base in Jalalabad as legal and development adviser and resource on Islamic law for Provincial Reconstruction Teams. Prior positions include a year-long USAID ROL project in Tajikistan and work for the UN and OSCE on training and capacity building for the 2001 and 2002 elections in Kosovo. She studied human factors psychology at the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 1971) and thereafter law at the University of Chicago (J.D. 1979) where she was a member of the law review. She clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and was a prosecutor and city department head in Chicago before entering business, management and development consulting. For five years during the 1990's, she taught privatization and public sector management at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Her particular interests are in the relationship between stability and development in conflict and post-conflict environments, and the role of Western common law legal perspectives in civil code and Islamic legal systems.

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