Melanie Greenberg
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Melanie Greenberg is the President and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security. She was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, focusing on issues of justice in post-conflict peace building from 2003 until 2004. From 2000 – 2002, Ms. Greenberg was director of the Conflict Resolution grant-making program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She served as the associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, and deputy director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation. In her work on international conflict resolution, Ms. Greenberg has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East and the Caucasus. She has taught advanced courses in international conflict resolution, multi-party conflict resolution and negotiation at Stanford Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, and she was lead editor and chapter author of the volume Words over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000). Before beginning her main work in international conflict prevention, Ms. Greenberg practiced as a bankruptcy lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Houston. Ms. Greenberg until recently served as board chair of the Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and sits on the board of directors of Women in International Security, Lawyers Alliance for World Security, and Partners for Democratic Change. She is a member of the Council of Advisors for the United States Institute of Peace, and serves on the editorial board of Dispute Resolution Magazine. She is a frequent writer, lecturer, teacher and trainer in a broad range of areas related to international law, international security, and peacebuilding. Ms. Greenberg holds an AB magna cum laude from Harvard, and a JD from Stanford Law School. She lives in Washington, DC.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East, Caucasus, Northern Ireland
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
US
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
President, Cypress Fund for Peace and Security (foundation working on conflict prevention and nuclear non-proliferation)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Civil Society
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Program Design, Fundraising, Research

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