B.A., George Washington University; J.D., Duke University; M.A., Duke University
Roncevert (Ronce) Ganan Almond is Counsel at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Commerce Committee has broad jurisdiction over matters concerning interstate commerce, science and technology policy, and transportation, as well as oversight responsibilities related to aviation, space, maritime, and communications domains.
Prior to joining the Senate, Professor Almond was a partner at law firm devoted to aerospace, transportation, and national security matters. He has led and participated in technical assistance projects across the globe, advising government authorities on achieving compliance with international law and best practices in aviation regulation and governance. At the United Nations, he served on the Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods charged with developing model regulations that serve as the basis for international agreements and national laws.
Professor Almond has written extensively on international law and national security, including as a contributing author to the book Aviation Regulation in the United States (2014) and editorial board member of the Air & Space Lawyer. He is a regular contributor to The Diplomat, an international affairs journal for the Asia-Pacific. His work has been published in prominent law journals, including at Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Virginia, and Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He frequently speaks at policy and legal forums.
In addition to his Congressional career, Professor Almond has experience with the U.S. electoral politics having worked for the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He also assisted the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone and participated in the Duke-Geneva Institute for Transnational Law as well as the Joint Program in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University. Professor Almond holds a J.D., cum laude, and M.A. (Political Science) from Duke University and a B.A. (History), cum laude, from George Washington University.