Astrid S. Tuminez "is a senior research associate with USIP’s Philippine Facilitation Project, where she works with representatives of the Philippine government, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, mass media, and civil society to strengthen support for a robust settlement of the conflict in Mindanao. Her research covers negotiations on ancestral domain; self-determination and governance; Moro history, unity, and leadership; and terrorism. Tuminez is also a senior fellow at the Southeast Asian Research Center of the City University of Hong Kong.
"Prior to June 2003, Tuminez was director of research for alternative investments at American International Group (AIG) Global Investment Corporation. She also worked as a consultant to The World Bank and was senior advisor for the Salzburg Seminar, a U.S. educational institution based in Salzburg, Austria. From 1992 to 1998, she was a program officer at Carnegie Corporation of New York, working on conflict prevention and the former Soviet Union. In the early 1990's, Tuminez was director of the Moscow office of the Harvard Project on Strengthening Democratic Institutions, where she worked with Soviet and Russian officials on democratization, economic reform, and non-proliferation. In 1998, Tuminez helped launch the Project on New Approaches to Russian Security (PONARS). In 1999-2001, she was an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, where she is a life member.
"Tuminez holds a B.A.from Brigham Young University; a master's degree from Harvard University; and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." 
- "Guide to Specialists", United States Institute of Peace, Accessed October 2006.