Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer
Associate Director, Conflict Resolution Program
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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 Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution MA Program in 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 is currently 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



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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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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November 16, 2009
This tole-rant is by Craig Zelizer from Peace and Collaborative about 'Peace'
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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. 
February 01, 2011
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Introduces field of conflict analysis and resolution. Examines definitions of conflict and diverse views of its...
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