Fathali Moghaddam, Ph.D., Director
Fathali M. Moghaddam, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the director of the Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government at Georgetown University. Dr. Moghaddam was born in Iran, educated from an early age in England, and worked for the United Nations and for McGill University before joining Georgetown University in 1990. He returned to Iran in the spring of revolution in 1979 and was researching there during the hostage-taking crisis and the early years of the Iran–Iraq War. He has conducted experimental and field research in numerous cultural contexts and published extensively on radicalization, intergroup conflict, human rights and duties, and the psychology of globalization. His most recent books include The Psychology of Dictatorship (2013), Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations (2008); How Globalization Spurs Terrorism (2008); The New Global Insecurity (2010); Words of Conflict, Words of War (2010, with Rom Harré); and Psychology for the Third Millennium (2012, with Rom Harré). Dr. Moghaddam is the next editor of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, and he has received a number of recognitions for his scholarly contributions, the most recent being the Outstanding International Psychologist Award for 2012 from the American Psychological Association’s Division of International Psychology. More about his research can be found on his website: www.fathalimoghaddam.com.
Craig Zelizer, Ph.D., Associate Director
Dr. Zelizer is the Associate Director of the MA in Conflict Resolution within the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His areas of expertise include working with youth from violent conflict regions, civil society development and capacity building in transitional societies, program evaluation and design, conflict sensitivity and conflict mainstreaming, the connection between trauma and conflict, the role of the private sector in peacebuilding, and arts and peacebuilding. He has published several articles, and co-edited the book Building Peace, Practical Reflections from the Field (Kumarian Press, 2009). His most recent publication is an edited volume Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict (Westview Press, 2013).
Dr. Zelizer is also the of the Peace and Collaborative Network (http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org) the leading online platform connecting over 30,000 peacebuilders and organizations worldwide. PCDN. He was one of the co-founders and a senior partner in the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through innovative research and practice. He has worked for or served as a consultant with many leading development and peacebuilding organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, Rotary International, and USAID. He has received a number of fellowships and awards, including serving as a Fulbright Junior Scholar in Hungary for two years and as a National Security Education Program Fellow in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the African Peace and Conflict Journal, Journal of Conflictology and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several organizations including: Masterpeace, TechChange, International Peace and Security Institute, The Amani Institute, and Move this World.
Dr. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is Visiting Assistant Professor Georgetown University’s MA Program in Conflict Resolution and directs the Conflict Resolution Field Program. Before coming to Georgetown University she served as a consultant for the Religion and Peacebuilding Program at United States Institute of Peace, and as an Assistant Professor in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution at the School of International Service at American University, Washington D.C. She is also one of the founding members and the a fellow at Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization for research, education, and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, and development. She received her PhD from American University’s School of International Service in Washington DC in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis from University of Kent in Canterbury, England.
Dr Kadayifci-Orellana has taught, lectured and published extensively in the fields of “Peacebuilding and Development,” “Evaluation of Peacebuilding and Development Programs” “Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Muslim Communities”, "Gender and Peacebuilding in Muslim Communities", “Religion and Peacebuilding,” “Cross-cultural Conflict Resolution and Mediation”, “Interfaith and Intra-faith Dialogues” among others. As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana has also facilitated dialogues and training workshops, and worked on conflict resolution curriculum development in various countries including Turkey, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Kenya, Guatemala, Iran, Saudi Arabia, among others.
Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana’s has authored “Standing On an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives of War and Peace in the Palestinian Territories” and co-authored the edited the volume, “Anthology on Islam and Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice.” She has also written various book chapters and journal articles on Muslim women’s peacebuilding initiatives, mediation and peace building, religion and conflict resolution, interfaith dialogue, Islamic approaches to war and peace, and Islam and nonviolence. She also served as a consultant to US and Canadian governmental and nonprofit development agencies.
Dr. Banchoff is Director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Government Department and the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He is editor of Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism (Oxford University Press, 2007); Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics (forthcoming, Oxford University Press); and Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights, co-edited with Robert Wuthnow (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
Qamar Huda, PhD.
Qamar Huda s the scholar of Islam and Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Dr. Huda’s area of interest is Islamic intellectual history, ethics, comparative religion, the language of violence, conflict resolution and non-violence in contemporary Islam. His edited book, The Crescent and Dove: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam provides a critical analysis of models of nonviolent strategies, peace building efforts, and conflict resolution methods in Muslim communities. His current research is on Christian-Muslim relationships in conflict zones and on comparative Sunni-Shi’ite interpretations of social justice, ethics, and post-conflict reconciliation. Dr. Huda has examined the production of religious knowledge, the diversity of religious practices and religious thought, and peacemaking in Islam. His earlier book, Striving for Divine Union: Spiritual Exercises for Suhrawardi Sufis examined the theological, political, and social dimensions of the celebrated Suhrawardi Sufis from Iraq to South Asia. He served as the guest editor to The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development for the Special Issue on “Islam and Peacebuilding" and as the guest editor to The Muslim World Journal for the Special Issue on “Qawwali: Politics, Poetry and Performance.” He has published articles on comparative ethics, inter-faith dialogue, religious peace building, rituals, and conflict resolution in several journals. He earned his doctorate from UCLA in Islamic intellectual history, earned his B.A. from Colgate University, and studied in Islamic seminaries overseas.
Brian Kritz is a Research Fellow in the MA Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University, where he also teaches in the MA Program in Conflict Resolution and the Department of Government. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the Institute for International Law, Technology, and Global Security at Georgetown University. He is a former Democracy Fellow and Senior Human Rights and Rule of Law Advisor at USAID, a pro bono legal advisor to the Prosecutor General’s Office for the Republic of Rwanda, and criminal prosecutor in California. His recent publications include articles on the intentional spread of HIV/AIDS and the International Criminal Court, justice and reconciliation in Darfur, and international legal protections for women and female children in Rwanda, and a textbook chapter on integrated peacebuilding and the rule of law.
Dr. Alexis Lyras is the new HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Generations For Peace Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution Program. Dr. Lyras will focus his research, teaching and service on sport for Peace-building with an emphasis on Olympic Education and developing innovative approaches to peace policy, governance, strategic planning and impact assessment.
Dr. Lyras’ area of expertise is the integration of organizational, cultural, educational and assessment aspects of Olympism, Peace and Development. He has consulted for national and international sport development federations, ministries, humanitarian institutions, civil society organizations and universities in Greece, Cyprus, Africa, Monaco, the USA and the Caribbean. He has experience developing and assessing curriculum, implementing and evaluating youth sport programs, coaching for professional leagues, and serving as a policy advisor and program auditor.
Dr. Lyras is an International Olympic Committee scholar with the Olympic Solidarity, and has a distinguished record in the field of sport for development and peace. He is one of only a few scholars in the field whose youth sport for development and peace research bridges theory and sport practice. He initiated a number of Olympic Education projects in local, regional and global communities. Dr. Lyras’ projects include the Doves Olympic Movement, International Sport for Peace and Development Association, Sport for Development Global Initiative and Louisville and Global I.D.E.A.L.S.
Lise Morje Howard, Ph.D.
Dr. Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. She was previously the founding director of the Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown, and served as a Senior Fellow at the US Institute of Peace. Dr. Howard's research and teaching interests span the fields of international relations, comparative politics, and conflict resolution, focusing on peacekeeping, civil wars, U.S. foreign policy, and area studies of the Balkans and sub-Saharan Africa. She has published several articles and book chapters on these topics. Her book, UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2008) won the Best Book award from the Academic Council on the UN System.
Jessica Raper is a Senior Fellow in the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security in the Department of Government; and, Senior Assistant to the President for Initiatives in the Office of the President, at Georgetown University. Her research interests include strategic collaboration, health systems strengthening, and integrating customary dispute resolution into developing legal systems. Ms. Raper was previously an attorney in private practice, with specialty areas including dispute resolution and international litigation.
Dr. George E. Shambaugh, IV is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Government in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. His research and teaching focus on topics of international politics, foreign policy, international political economy, and the environment.
Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service
and Director of African Studies at Georgetown. His research and
teaching interests lie in the areas of African politics and political
economy, with a particular emphasis on business-state relations, governance and economic reform. He recently published his fourth book, Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa: From Patrimonialism to Profit.
Alan C. Tidwell, Ph.D.
Professor Tidwell is the Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies in the School of Foreign Service. He specializes in conflict resolution, conflict in the Australasian region, mining conflict and organizational conflict management. He was formerly a program officer with the United States Institute of Peace and is the author of Conflict Resolved? A Critical Assessment of Conflict Resolution.
Catherine H. Tinsley is a Professor of Management and head of the Management group at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She is also Executive Director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative. She is a CPMR fellow for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and a Zaeslin fellow at the college of Law and Economics, University of Basel. She has received several grants from: NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Homeland Security for her work on decision making and risk and from the Department of Defense and Army Research Office for her work on modeling culture’s influence on negotiation and collaboration.
Dr. Tinsley has served on several committees for the National Academy of Sciences, including the Committee to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security, the Committee on Unifying Social and Cultural Frameworks, and Vice-Chair for the Committee on The Contexts of Military Environments: Social and Organizational Factors. She has won various academic rewards for her research. She studies how factors such as culture, reputations, and gender influence negotiation and conflict resolution. She also studies how people make decisions under risk, applying decision analytic frameworks to understand organizational disasters, and individual and expert responses to natural disasters (such as hurricanes) and man-made disasters (terrorist attacks). She has published in numerous academic journals and is currently on the editorial board of Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes and International Journal of Conflict Management.
She received her Masters and PhD in Organizational Behavior from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and her BA in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.
Dr. Charles Villa-Vicencio is a Visiting Scholar in the Conflict Resolution Program. He is the founder and former executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to that he was the National Research Director in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He has published widely in the area of transitional justice. His most publications include Walk With Us and Listen: Reconciliation in Africa (GUP, 2009) and Conversations in Transition: Leading Voices in South Africa (Cape Town: David Phillip, 2000) which is available for free download here.
Kevin Welber is a senior legal advisor for World Fuel Services Corporation, the world's largest reseller of marine and aviation fuels. He negotiates contracts and resolves disputes with oil companies, ocean shipping fleets, and government agencies. He is a specialist in the arrest of ships in foreign ports. Mr. Welber is also adjunct professor of negotiations at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He has taught negotiations and mediation at George Washington University Law Center, Erasmus University in The Netherlands and Tec de Monterrey in Mexico. Prior to joining World Fuel, he was assistant counsel at the Defense Energy Support Center, the central procuring agency for the petroleum needs of the United States military.
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