Dr. Craig 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, working on conflict sensitivity and mainstreaming across development sectors, the connection between trauma and conflict, the role of the private sector in peacebuilding, and arts and peacebuilding.
He has worked extensively throughout Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America with diverse groups including civil society members, educators, youth, government officials, etc. To date he has worked in over 14 countries, helped train hundreds of individuals in conflict resolution processes and facilitated several long-term dialogue processes.
He was one of the co-founders and a senior partner in the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (www.conflicttransformation), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through innovative research and practice. In addition to his work with ACT, he has worked for several international organizations including the International Research & Exchanges Board and the United States Institute of Peace, and 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. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Zelizer has taught as an Adjunct Faculty at the Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University where he completed his doctorate in 2004.
He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the African Peace and Conflict Journal, which was recently launched by the University of Peace/Africa Program and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.
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