S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
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Role of Businesswomen in Peacebuilding and Development at Mayflower Renaissance Hotel

May 16, 2013 from 10am to 4:30pm
The Georgetown University Conflict Resolution Program and the Turkish Businesswomen’s Association (TIKAD) cordially invite you to join us for a Conference on The Role of Businesswomen in Peacebuilding and Development. This conference will feature Mrs. Emine Erdogan, Spouse of Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan; Mrs. Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues and Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Institute at GU among other very distinguished…See More
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S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana replied to Habib Elahi Sahibzada's discussion Ph.D in Peace Education, by Habib Elahi Sahibzada Hazara University Pakistan
"Dear Habib Elahi Sahibzada, Congratulations. It is indeed a very important topic. Looking forward to reading your dissertation. Ayse "
Jan 25, 2013
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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. S. Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the field of Peace and Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University's MA program in Conflict Resolution. She also served as an Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University, Washington D.C until 2010 and Worked at United States Institute of Peace on Project Related to Iraq, Gender, Religion and Peacebuilding. She is also the one of the founding members and the Associate Director of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organization for research, education, and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, and development with a focus on bridging differences between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. She received her PhD from American University’s School of International Service in Washington DC in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis from University of Kent in Canterbury, England.

In addition to teaching, lecturing and publishing extensively in the fields of ‘religion and peace building,’ ‘cross-cultural conflict resolution and mediation’, ‘interfaith and intra-faith dialogues’ ‘peacebuilding and development’, ‘Islamic sources of conflict resolution’, ‘Muslim peace building actors in Africa and the Balkans’ and ‘education in the Islamic world’, Evaluation of Madrasa reform projects in Pakistan, among others, Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana has facilitated dialogues and conflict resolution workshops between Israelis and Palestinian, conducted Islamic conflict resolution training workshops to imams and Muslim youth leaders in the United States, organized and participated in interfaith and intra-Muslim dialogues, and organized and participated in the first American-Muslim Delegation to Iran in November 2007.

Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana’s has authored “Standing On an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives of War and Peace in the Palestinian Territories” and co-authored the edited the volume, “Anthology on Islam and Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice.” She has also written various book chapters and journal articles on mediation and peace building, religion and conflict resolution, Islamic approaches to war and peace, and Islam and nonviolence. She has been invited to lecture at various international institutions, and conferences. She also served as a consultant to nonprofit development agencies: Center for International Environmental Law and CoDevelopment Canada, on various projects.
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individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Regional expertise: Middle East (particularly Israel-Palestine, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco), Asia (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand. Africa (Niger, Chad, Kenya, Darfur/Sudan), and Latin America (Chile, Guatemala),

Thematic expertise: Monitoring and Evaluation; Gender and Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding and Development, Training and Education for Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution; Culture, Religion and Conflict Resolution, Islamic Sources of Conflict Resolution, development and Peace building, mediation and peacebuilding, indigenous conflict resolution approaches; peace building in the Muslim World, Interfaith Dialogue; Human rights and gender from a cross-cultural perspective
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?
Visiting Assistant Professor At Georgetown University MA Program in Conflict Resolution
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Economics, Education, Environment, Gender, Human Rights, Interfaith, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training, Intervention
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Monitoring and Evaluation; Gender in Peace building and development; Conflict Sensitive Development Programming; Conflict Resolution and Training of Muslim community leaders, interfaith dialogue, mediation and religion/culture and peace building, evaluation of peace education initiatives, Islamic sources of peace and conflict resolution,
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
(September 2007) Standing on an Isthmus: Islamic Approaches to War and Peace in Palestine Lexington
(with Abdul Aziz Said, and Nathan Funk) eds. 2001. Anthology on Islam and Peace and Conflict Resolution: Precept and Practice University Press of America.
book Chapters
o (In Press, 2008) “Religion and Peacebuilding” In Handbook on Conflict Resolution Jacob Bercovitch, Victor Kremenyuk, I. William Zartman eds Sage
o (2007) “Islamic Tradition of Nonviolence: A Hermeneutical Approach” In Identity, Morality, and Threat: Towards a Theory of Identity-based Conflict Daniel Rothbart and Karina Korostelina eds. Lexington
o 2005. “Islamic Nonviolence Paradigm” in Islamic Peace Paradigms. Abdul Karim Bangura eds. Nova Science.
• Journal Articles
o (with Jacob Bercovitch) “Religion and Mediation” (under review, 2008)
o Abu-Nimer, Mohammed and Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana “Muslim Peace Building Actors in Africa and the Balkans” (Accepted for Publication 2008)
o (forthcoming) “Muslim Perspectives on War and Peace” Proceedings from the First Annual Conference of the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence
o (Autumn 2007) “Living Walls: Among Muslims Peace Takes on its Own Distinct Forms” Harvard Divinity Bulletin Vol. 35, No.4 (Autumn 2007)
o 2003. “Religion, Violence and the Islamic Tradition of Nonviolence” in Turkish Yearbook of International Relations No. 34, Ankara University
o (with Jacob Bercovitch) Fall 2002. “Exploring the Relevance and Contribution of Mediation to Peace Building” Peace and Conflict Studies.
o (with Jacob Bercovitch) November, 2002 “Conflict Management and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Importance of Capturing the Right Moment” in Asia-Pacific Review Vol.9. No. 2

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At 3:19pm on March 27, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Prof. Ayse,

Feeling good to see your profile here.

We can be partners in common issues.

At 2:41pm on May 29, 2010, Sohail Mahmood said…
hello ayse
how are u doing?
nice connecting here
At 4:35am on August 22, 2009, Mohamed Ali Baba said…
I wish we be friends please add me because I am reached the limited number of friends..
I am civic activist in Iraq..I run NGO focuses on conflict resolution & peace in addition to development.please see photos of our activities at:
At 9:47am on August 21, 2009, Mohamed Ali Baba said…
I wish we be friends please add me because I am reached the limited number of friends..
I am civic activist in Iraq..I run NGO focuses on conflict resolution & peace in addition to development.please see photos of our activities at:
At 7:10am on March 30, 2009, Michelle Thompson said…

I'm working on a thesis for Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution grad program.
I'm looking into studying the impact of various faith based organizations in post conflict societies. Is it possible you could email me a copy of your article "Muslim Peace-Building Actors in Africa and the Balkan Context: Challenges and Needs"?

Best, Michelle Thompson
At 6:33pm on March 2, 2009, Andrea Blanch said…
HI Ayse

How are things? I'm at Yale for the semester but the time is flying by. Are you still at AU? I'm trying to generate some interest here in women and religion and peacebuilding. There's a young woman here (another Fellow in the program I"m in) from Saudi Arabia who is really terrific. Let's talk sometime!
At 8:27pm on January 30, 2009, LALIT said…
Dear Ayse,
thanks for adding me as friend.
i like your interest in writing.
you seem to have great experience.
take care
At 6:29pm on January 19, 2009, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa said…
Dear Dr.S. Ayse
I would like to greet you and wish you a happy new year 2009, I'm Pastor Samuel, from D.R.Congo founder of the organization Called Peace and Conflict Resolution, if you may interest I may send the picture and detail of PCR in D.R.Congo and you may visit us in this year 2009, because people there need your service

God bless you

Pastor samuel
At 10:25am on December 1, 2008, THUSHARA WITHARANA said…
hi Ayse,

I think U intrest in peace.i'm a graduate in Peace & conflict Resolution in University of Kelaniya In Sri lanka.Then i studied in Internatioan Relations,Human Rigts,Counselling Psycology Diplomas.my last job is Youth national coordinator in anty war 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

So I like read Ur view bbout peace.If U have any free time plz join my discussions in my page.
U R welcome

At 4:15am on November 1, 2008, Waheed Ahmad said…
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