Lily Welborn joined the in September 2017 as a researcher in the African Futures and Innovation Programme in Pretoria. Before coming to the ISS, Lily was a Research Affiliate at the Pardee Center for International Futures at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. At Pardee, she conducted forecasts on human security issues and authored reports on global development trends and transnational crime. Lily has also worked as a legislative analyst for the Texas Senate. She has a Master of Arts degree in international relations with a specialisation in international security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.