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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.Craig Zelizer is the Founder/CEO of PCDN. He started the network in June of 2007 and it has rapidly become the leading online network connecting peacebuilders and change agents from around the globe.

Dr. Zelizer is also is the Interim Director of the MA in Conflict Resolution within the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His areas of expertise include working with youth from violent conflict regions, civil society development and capacity building in transitional societies, program evaluation and design, conflict sensitivity and conflict mainstreaming, the connection between trauma and conflict, the role of the private sector in peacebuilding, and arts and peacebuilding. He has published several articles, and co-edited the book Building Peace, Practical Reflections from the Field (Kumarian Press, 2009). His most recent publication is an edited volume Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict (Westview Press, 2013).

He was one of the co-founders and a senior partner in the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through innovative research and practice. He has worked for or served as a consultant with many leading development and peacebuilding organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, Rotary International, and USAID. He has received a number of fellowships and awards, including serving as a Fulbright Junior Scholar in Hungary for two years and as a National Security Education Program Fellow in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the African Peace and Conflict Journal, Journal of Conflictology and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several organizations including: Masterpeace, TechChange,The Alliance for Peacebuilding, International Peace and Security Institute, The Amani Institute, and Move this World.
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individual (professional), university
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Romania, Thailand, etc.
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?
Inteirm Director, MA in Conflict Resolutin Program, Department of Government, Georgetown University
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://conflictresolution.georgetown.edu
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Bosnian, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
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
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
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.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
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 (http://www.africa.upeace.org/resources.cfm)

Zelizer, C. (2007). Integrating Community Arts and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from the Field. Written for Community Arts Net (http://www.communityarts.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 10 Suggestions and Resources for Finding Internships in Intl Development, CR and Related Fields

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Many students are interested in finding appropriate internships in the field to help develop their skills and experience. There are a number of suggestions that could be helpful in the search for a great internship that are offered below. First please note that this site is designed to provide opportunities for networking and sharing resources. In general individual postings seeking jobs/internships are not…

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Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 9:52pm 39 Comments

In this section, I will provide some of the key resources for obtaining funding for on the ground work. Please also take a look at the posting 12 Key Steps to Obtaining Funding for on the Ground Work which provides overall conceptual strategies.



Please note that we do not allow any requests for funding on this site as the network would be deluged.…

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Please Help PCDN Grow to 100,000 + Members by Inviting Others to Join and Supporting the Network

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 9:39pm 2 Comments

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Today the network reached 34,000 members from over 180 countries and is averaging over 300,000 hits a month. Please help us to continue to grow. As the world's largest network for peace and development, we have many initiatives to scale up and increase our impact.  There are several ways you can help PCDN…

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Careers in the Social Sector for Social Good

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Toady I am fortunate to be attending the last day of the Ashoka U  Exchange, an amazing gathering of individuals and organizations at the intersection of higher ed, social entrepreneurship and social innovation.  There are over 700 people from around the…

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Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:01am 3 Comments

This resource guide to Blogging for Social Change is designed to provide an introduction to what is a blog, to outline why PCDN individual and organizational members might want to actively undertake blogging, highlight some key success, as well highlight ethical issues and challenges that can arise that any blogger should consider.  As with all of PCDN's …

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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 .

Thanks

Ashima

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: http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/forum/topics/visualization-of-the-persecution-of-the-rohingya-community-in 

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

Jérôme

At 8:10pm on September 29, 2012, RichardKane said…

Need help in editing instead of checking links to Non-traditional peace efforts it somehow posted again and again with the body as part of the title,


Sorry, How do I delete the non-correct duplicates. The original or first posting is ok From Richard Kane

 
 
 

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