"Nice to hear from you Rachel! I'm now working at Coventry Cathedral as Director of Tourism and Events - the core mission here is peace & reconciliation, so still working in the field. Hope you are well, and let's stay in touch...
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2012 - Present: Studying for MA in Peace & Reconciliation Studies, Coventry University, Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Studies Dissertation focus on strategy, tactics, and evaluation of contemporary global social change movements protesting capitalism and social inequality.
2009 - 2011 Director of Tourism, Heritage, & Events at Coventry Cathedral - A World Centre for Reconciliation; B2B & Direct Marketing; Team Leader; Operations Management; Infrastructure Development; Event Management.
2005 - 2009: National Nonviolence Training Program Coordinator (Episcopal Peace Fellowship; Fellowship of Reconciliation USA); International Projects Officer (Fellowship of Reconciliation, England) Training Program Development; Marketing; Fundraising - Supporter Development, Grant-Writing; Peace-building project design & evaluation.
1994 - 2005: Sales Manager, Marketing Executive, Business Development Executive in both the private (Gullivers Travel Associates) and government (VisitBritain USA) tourism sectors. Advanced skills obtained in marketing; CRM/database development; communications
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United States of America, Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia, DR Congo, Kenya, Southern Sudan), Middle East (Israel/Palestine - West Bank), Pakistan (NW Frontier Province). As International Projects Officer with FORE, supported 30 different community peace-building projects in 16 different countries.
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What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
MA Student - Coventry University, Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Studies
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Budgeting, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
2012 - 2013 Currently working on MA on strategy, tactics, and evaluation of contemporary global social change movements protesting capitalism and social inequality. Critical issues: nonviolence; evaluating success; strategic planning - goals & objectives of movement; global connections; lessons from historical and contemporary SCMs
In 2008, I completed a postgraduate certificate in Conflict Resolution Skills entitled - "An Analysis of the Historical, Political, and Economic Origins of Intrastate Conflict in the Zimbabwe Crisis, and their impact on Civil Society Peace-building Today." (Distinction)
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