Craig Zelizer – Amani Institute

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Craig Zelizer

Founder, Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Dr. Craig Zelizer founded the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, a leading networking website with over 7500 professionals, academics, and students interested and working on issues of international development and conflict. He is currently the Associate Director of the Conflict Resolution MA Program 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. 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. Mr. Zelizer received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.A. from the Central European University and Ph.D. from George Mason University.