PCDN Interview Series with Leading Practioners and Scholars

Starting in 2011, PCDN launched our interview series featuring leading practitioners and scholars conducting innovative work in peacebuilding, development and related sectors around the world. The interviews provide members with the opportunity to learn about practice, challenges, and key trends and interact with thought-leaders.

For each interview, conducted by PCDN staff and interns, a number of questions are crowd-sourced by the membership of the network.

Below members can see the following upcoming interviews (where members can suggest questions. Also see the list of archived interviews belww). To see more information about each person and/or to add a question click on the link.

PCDN also welcome suggestions for other interview candidates (we cannot respond to all emails). Potential interviewees should be individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Have over a decade of experience in their respective field;
  • Are conducting groundbreaking work;
  • Are scaling up to maximize their impact to affect system level change;
  • Have disseminated or will be disseminating lessons about their work to the larger field;
  • Are able to discuss their work in a reflective manner
  • Whose work fits with the mission of PCDN.

To suggest a candidate send your recommendation to info(at)internationalpeaceandconflict.org with a bio and a brief explanation of the innovative nature of the person's work.

See also this recent interview with Dr. Craig Zelizer, the Founder of PCDN about the network that was done by Crystal Coleman from Ning.

 

Upcoming Interviews (Please Suggest Questions):

  • Rob Damelin, Spokesperson and member of the Parents Circle Families Forum
  • Lucy Kanu, Leading Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Idea Builders Initiative
  • Sami Mahdi, Director of News and Current Affairs at 1TV, Afghanistan's Fastest Growing Independent TV station

Past Interviews:

  • Tim Aye-Hardy Burmese Human Rights Activist
  • John Bunzl, Founder, International Simultaneous Policy Organization
  • Beatrice Edwards, Executive Director & International Director & Shelley Walden, International Program Officer, Government Accountability Project
  • John Gittings, author of The Glorious Art of Peace.
  • Dr. Joshua Goldstein, Author of Wining the War on War.
  • Emilia Guiterrez - Campaign Manager, Human Rights Team, Change.org
  • Edward Girardet - Journalist, writer and producer who has reported widely from humanitarian and conflict zones in Africa, Asia (including Afghanistan) since the late 1970s.
  • Farhad Mohit - Founder and CEO of Cheers, whose mission is to make apps that give people the power to create, inspire or shape a better reality for themselves and others.
  • Emmanul Jal - World renowned musician and peacemaker.
  • Dr. William Hall - Conflict Resolution Specialist at the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Seema Jalan- Global Development and Policy Director at Women Thrive Worldwide, shaping US policies that help women and their families lift themselves out of poverty.
  • Nick Martin- Cofounder and President of TechChange,
    training leaders to leverage relevant technologies for sustainable social change.
  • James O'Dea - Author of Cultivating Peace
    Sara Potler, CEO & Founder of Dance4Peace
  • Simon Robins, Humanitarian practitioner and researcher.
    Nancy Sanchez, leading human rights defender and peacebuilder in Colombia.
  • Dr. Moustafa Soliman and the food truck for peace
    Ilco van der Linde, Founder of MasterPeace

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