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Dr. Christos Kyrou is Research Director at the Center for International Relations and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of International Service (SIS) at American University.
He holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Association with Syracuse University, a Masters of Education in Environmental Science from Plymouth State University, New Hampshire, a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Conflict Resolution from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a BS from the Educational Institute of Agricultural Technology of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, and he became an American citizen in 2000.
As Research Director at the Center for International Relations he oversees, designs, and implements various research projects, develops research policies, objectives, and initiatives.
As an Adjunct Assistant Professor at American University he Serves as an International Relations, and Peace and Conflict Studies adjunct faculty at American University. Acts as liaison and research associate between the Center for International Relations, Fairfax, VA, and the Center for Peacebuilding and Development at American University.
At American University Professor Kyrou served with distinction for over six years the School of International Service as an International Relations and Environmental Studies professor.
Designed and updated over six years new syllabi for adult courses and seminars: Theory of Conflict, Violence, and War; International Negotiations; Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution: International Relations and World Politics; Victims of Violence; Dialogue Approaches and Applications; Environmental Security and Peacemaking; Peace Paradigms; and International Environmental Politics.
He published in academic journals on Peace Ecology in The International Journal of Peace Studies. Published book chapter on Culture and Conflict in Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict.
He has also worked as Project Manager at the International Institute for Sustained Dialogue, as Director of Knowledge Management at the Center for Peace Building International, as Postdoctoral Fellow/Program Director at the University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management, as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and as Adjunct Instructor at Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Has delivered lectures at the United States Institute of Peace, World Affairs Council, George Mason University, and Georgetown University.
He received an American University Service Recognition Award for Contribution to the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, May 2010.
He received in 2005 a Peacemaking Award for Commitment to Building Peace at the Individual, Local, or Global Level from the Program of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Peacebuilding and Development Institute, and the Center for Peace Building International at American University.
He also received a Recognition for Scholarly Contribution Award from the Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption for guidance and supervision on a master’s thesis, “Corruption and Intractability in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies” in 2007.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
international NGO, local NGO, university
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Lebanon, Colombia, and Northern Ireland. More broadly the Middle East, Europe/Balkans, South Asia, Latin America, and Central Africa.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Research Director at the Center for International Relations
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Current projects include:
Cultural Adaptability from Teaching English abroad (CATE) a survey research on individuals who have taught English language overseas and the degree to which it modifies their cultural adaptability. Conducting research utilizing the psychometric tool Cultural Adaptability Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory and Hofstede’s Value Survey Module (VSM) cultural value model in an integrated analysis of covariance ANCOVA statistical methodology.
Incipient Civil Societies, a two year ongoing comparative research study on communities in south Lebanon and Colombia in collaboration with the Center for Peacebuilding and Development at American University. Training, supervising and directly applying qualitative and quantitative methods and techniques including field interviews and surveys, and tools including SPSS and Atlas.ti. Regional case studies include Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and La Macarena (Meta), Viotá (Cundinamarca), and San Carlos (Antioquia) in Colombia.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Accept my greetings. I am Anuj Gurung, a Nepali citizen doing my graduate studies in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University.
As a student, I am very interested in different aspects of conflict resolution. I want to focus on long-term peacebuilding processes through education and environmental sustainability in Nepal. I wanted to interview an active practitioner in the field for my class and for my own benefit. I was wondering if you'd honor me with an interview. I would be very grateful for this opportunity. My email address is email@example.com. Thank you.
Candidate, MA in Conflict Resolution
Department of Government
I think U interest in peace. I'm a graduate in Peace & conflict Resolution in University of Kelaniya In Sri Lanka. Then i studied in International Relations, Human Rights, and Counseling Psychology Diplomas. Now I’m studding political science for my MA.
my last job is Youth national coordinator in antiwar front in Sri Lanka.
Now i work in Human rights NGO. We help marginalized people in Sri Lankan Conflict.
So we can share our peace knowledge
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