Erin Houlihan


Erin Colleen Houlihan is a Programme Officer with the Constitution-Building Programme at International IDEA. Erin supports governments and civil society actors engaged in constitution-building processes around the world. Her research and advising work focus on fragile and conflict-affected contexts, and particularly on democratization and post-conflict transitions. She provides technical support to in-country constitution reform efforts in the areas of process design and constitutional content, including support to forge political consensus around contentious issues. Houlihan also develops global comparative knowledge products, policy and advocacy resources, and educational materials on comparative constitutional concepts and issues. Erin founded the annual Women Constitution-Makers Dialogue series in partnership with the Political Settlements Research Programme, University of Edinburgh.