Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer
Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University
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Ph.D, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 2004, George Mason University
M.A, Society and Politics, 1995, Central European University
Czech Republic,
B.A, Social Thought and Political Economy, 1992, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Biography

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, 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).

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 and is the founder of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network an online network connecting 32,000 professionals in the fields of peacebuilding and development.



Awards and Honors
Fulbright Junior Scholar
He 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
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March 12, 2013
DescriptionPeacebuilding and the related sectors of international development, humanitarian relief, and diplomacy are areas that require an increasingly nuanced understanding of theory, process, and impact. Integrating peacebuilding tools and approaches across...
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August 2010
SummaryGraduate-level academic institutions are not adequately preparing students for careers in international peace and conflict management.  Curricula need to incorporate more applied skills, cross-sectoral coursework, and field-experience...
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June 07, 2010
In conflict-affected societies, humour has significant potential to contribute to the escalation or reduction of conflicts. This paper provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the social role of humour in conflicted societies, drawing on literature...
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December 2009
In January 2009, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ standards regarding conflict management went into effect. These new standards mandate that hospital leadership develop both skills and processes for handling conflicts...
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May 2009
Even though international peacebuilding has rapidly expanded in the last two decades to respond to more multi-faceted and complex conflicts, the field has lagged behind in documenting the impact and success of projects. To help address this gap, the Alliance for...
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Spring 2009
Throughout the history of international affairs and international law, one of the theoretical challenges has been to determine which comes first: the development of new ideas and a consensus that eventually translates into new international legal norms, or new...
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2008
Over the past several decades, peace-building and trauma studies have emerged as interdisciplinary fields that seek to better understand their respective social phenomena and develop appropriate responses. Practitioners of peace-building often work in severely...
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2005
Background ContextOver the past two decades, the field of international peace and conflict resolution has grown substantially with an abundance of new degree, certificate programs and training programs, and organizations dedicated to practice. Particularly in the...
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Speaker BiographiesDr. Heidi Burgess earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado in 1979. She then did postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of
May 19, 2012
Join the authors of:USIP Special Report: Graduate Education and Professional Practice in International Peace and Conflictfor a presentation and extended discussion on graduate education in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. 
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