John Ramming Chappell is Advocacy & Legal Fellow in CIVIC’s US Program, where he engages with US policymakers and advocates to enhance the protection of civilians in conflict. His work focuses on US law and policy related to civilian harm, arms sales, and security assistance. John has published research and analysis in Just Security, Lawfare, Responsible Statecraft, Inkstick Media, and other publications, including several academic journals.

Prior to joining CIVIC, John worked at several think tanks and foreign policy advocacy organizations. He also previously worked as a political organizer in Mississippi, where he led initiatives related to voting rights, racial justice, and electoral politics.

John holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Science in Foreign Service, with distinction, from Georgetown University and a BA in International Studies and Arabic, summa cum laude, from University of Mississippi. He speaks several Arabic dialects.