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:

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