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Craig is the Founder and CEO of PCDN. In addition, he is the Associate Director for the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University. Craig has dedicated his life to being an entrepreneur and to creating a more peaceful world.

Since its founding in 2007, Craig has grown PCDN to over 35,000 members representing more than 180 countries. At the same time, Craig has also assisted in a 300% growth of students and faculty in Georgetown’s conflict resolution program. Before creating PCDN, Craig also helped to found two NG0s – the Alliance for Conflict Transformation and the TEAM foundation in Hungary.

Craig serves on a number of boards and advisory boards including the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the Inzone Project, Tech Change, Move this World, Amani Institute, and several others. He spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others.

Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University.

He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education. His most recent edited book is Integrated Peacebuilding (2013, Westview Press).
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Inteirm Director, MA in Conflict Resolutin Program, Department of Government, Georgetown University
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Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Democratization, Development, Education, Facilitation, Gender, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Organizational Development, Psychosocial, Social Entreprenuership, Terrorism
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Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Intersection of Business and Peacebuilding; Role of Peace Commissioners; Arts and Peacebuilding; Trauma and Peacebuilding; Exploring Careers and Education in Peace and Conflict Resolution, etc.
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Zelizer, C. & Rubinstein, R. (2009), co-editors. Building Peace: Practical Reflections from the Field. Kumarian Press.

Zelizer, C. (2008). "Trauma Sensitive Peace-Building: Lessons for Theory and Practice." Africa Peace and Conflict Journal 1(1).

Zelizer, C., McCandless, E., King, M., Machakanja, P. Bangura, A. & Karbo, T. (2007). Chapter 6, Synopses of Peace and Conflict Studies Research Methodologies in E. McCandless, M. King, P. Bangura, & E. Sall (Eds.), Peace Research for Africa: Critical Essays on Methodology (pp. 125-204). Switzerland: UPEACE/Africa (

Zelizer, C. (2007). Integrating Community Arts and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from the Field. Written for Community Arts Net (

Zelizer, C. (2005). The Role of Artistic Processes in Peacebuilding in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In P. van Tongeren, M. Brenk, M. Hellema & J. Verhoeven (Eds.) (text box, pp.304-305) in chapter “Artistic Responses to the Siege of Sarajevo: The Cellist and The Film Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina.”(pp.301-308). People Building Peace II. Successful Stories of Civil Society. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Zelizer, C. & Johnston, L. (2005). Skills, Networks & Knowledge: Developing a Career in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Alexandria, VA: Alliance for Conflict Transformation.

Zelizer, C. (2003)"The Role of Artistic Processes in Peacebuilding in Bosnia-Herzegovina." Peace and Conflict Studies 10.2: 62-75.

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Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Social Change, Social Entrepreneurship, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 3:00pm 32 Comments

Dear Colleagues,

There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study and/or obtain additional professional experience at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, nonprofits, directly from academic institutions and from…


Guide to MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 9:17pm 36 Comments

Dear Colleagues

Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is for MA level programs. For Ph.D. programs see the resource guide There are several excellent existing guides to finding programs listed below (Please note that no…


World's Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, Social Impact, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 4:17pm 58 Comments

Finding the right job in social change, development, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how social changeworks in practice. Many people working in social change , will not find employment with "social…


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Resource Guides to Careers, Networking, Funding (and more) in Development, Social Change, CR, and Related Fields

Posted on September 14, 2015 at 5:13pm 56 Comments

Please note that this site is designed to provide networking and sharing of promising practices. Individuals are not allowed to post their individual requests to find jobs as the site would deluged and there are other websites that do provide this service. However, we have developed several short guides to careers, academic programs, funding, research, teaching resources, practice in social change, peacebuilding, international development, human rights…


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At 9:56am on June 17, 2015, Laura McGrew said…

Hi Craig, after chatting with you at the AfP meeting in DC, I have just made a $50 donation (though I did donate last year also) as I think it is important to support this important network. Thanks for all your work.


At 2:59am on February 10, 2015, Chiron Khadka said…

Dear Craig,

Your information as well as sharing is so valuable which also provide opportunity and space to those who  is searching for growing in the journey of life. Thank you for your concept and space to all.......

At 12:12pm on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Thank you. Too bad.

At 11:55am on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Thank you very much. When is the deadline for submitting the applications?

At 11:41am on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Do you have a Ph.D in peace studies? I have tried to access the link  of Georgetown  but it is inactive.

At 11:35am on January 13, 2014, Mayanja N. Evelyn said…

Thank you. I have and will continue to make PCDN known. How can one be silent about the wonders  and revelation of PCDN!!!

At 10:38am on January 3, 2014, AshimaKaul said…

Hi Craig, 

I am in Washington from Kashmir, India. Is it possible to meet you .



At 6:12pm on September 21, 2013, Elizabeth Gerhold Fautsch said…
I tell people all the time! Happy to do it!
At 3:17pm on September 12, 2013, Diana Kutlow said…

Hi Craig,

Do you know of any listings of degrees in the U.S. related to human trafficking?

Thank you,

Diana Kutlow

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice


At 11:44pm on September 11, 2013, Jérôme Gagnon-Voyer said…

Hi Craig

I've just created this new discussion here: 

Would that be possible to promote it in the newsletter? I appreciate your great work, thanks a lot.



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