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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Dr. Alexis Lyras is the founder and President of Olympism4Humanity Alliance and currently holds the Conflict Resolution Senior Fellowship position at the Conflict Resolution Program, Department of Government at Georgetown University. Dr. Lyras’ area of expertise is the integration of organizational, cultural, educational and assessment aspects of Olympism, Peacebuilding and International Development. He has consulted for national, regional and international sports, development, education and health agencies, civil society organizations, ministries and universities in Greece, Cyprus, Africa, Monaco, the USA, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Lyras has 25 years of experience in strategic planning and consulting; developing and implementing integrated research, teaching and service, student engagement academic programs and curricula; in youth and professional sport programming and policy, coaching, vocational training and certifications; and in conducting monitoring and evaluation of humanitarian programs and initiatives.

In January 2013, Dr. Lyras was appointed by the International Olympic Academy to serve as a special advisor to the IOA on Olympism, Peacebuilding and International Development (OPID). His most recent project is Olympism for Humanity (O4H), a global venture of the International Olympic Academy, Georgetown University, the International Olympic Truce Center in collaboration with O4H Alliance, a global consortium that provides individuals and organizations the inspiration, education, tools and support to create their own purpose-driven humanitarian venture using sport, education and culture (Olympism) for social change and human welfare. O4H’s vision is “to explore and enhance the contribution of Olympism to Humanity” through through humanitarian action, capacity building, academic engagement and youth-led social entrepreneurship.

Dr. Lyras is the author of Sport for Development Theory (SFDT), the first and most widely used Olympism for Humanity interdisciplinary theory in this emerging field. SFDT provide sound theoretical foundations and practical recommendations that are utilized for the design, delivery and evaluation of preventive interventions, curriculum design, professional/vocational training, academic courses and student engagement initiatives. Lyras’s SFDT is being used by various scholars and youth humanitarian programs across the globe and was validated in various settings such as (a) inter-group conflict and peacebuilding interventions, (b) inclusion and integration of homeless youth and refugees, (b) HIV and Health Prevention interventions, (c) Gender roles and inclusion policy evaluation, (d) at risk youth non-formal education, and (e) youth and student engagement ventures.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional), international NGO, university, consulting firm, think tank
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
European Union, Africa, USA, Caribbean, West Indies
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Research Fellow at the Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://Alexislyras.com
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
http://O4H-Alliance.org
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Business, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, Education, Peacebuilding, Psychosocial, Refugees, Social Entreprenuership, Sports for Development, Violence Prevention, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
USAID, United Nations
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Peace-building and International Development through Sport with an emphasis on Olympic Education and developing innovative approaches to peace policy, governance, program design and delivery, strategic planning and impact assessment.

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4th unedited with typos blogging: Peacebuilding Context Re-Design instead of Content.

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments



...strong drive to write but very overwhelmed with both- the amount - and the deviation of the 3-4 directions of the…

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2500 years of Sport for Peace, Resilience, Philanthropy and Democracy Heritage! Registration is still open

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Light your Olympism4Humanity torch and join us in Marathon, Athens and Olympia: 2500 years of Sport for Peace, Resilience and Democracy Heritage!

O4H registration for attendance is still open: 10 positions still left!!

O4H would like to take this opportunity to share with you the list of our O4H Alliance confirmed speakers . As you can see from our list of speakers, we'll be honored to have with us world leading and pioneer experts from Conflict Resolution, Public Health,…

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Call for Applications, Olympism4Humanity Summit and the 2014 Olympism4Humanity Praxis Summer Program!!!

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 8:48pm 1 Comment

O4H inspirations and bridges across time, disciplines, policy and practice

Registration is now open for the (a) 2014 Olympism4Humanity Summit and (b) the 2014 Olympism4Humanity Praxis Summer Program!!!…

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