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Craig Zelizer, @CraigZelizer

Craig Zelizer, Twitter: @CraigZelizer

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, Izone 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 15 countries in partnerships with organizations including USIP, USAID, IREX, CRS 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 and his most recent edited book is Integrated Peacebuilding (2013, Westview Press).
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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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Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:35am 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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World's Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, Social Impact, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:36pm 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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Please Consider Advertising on the Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?

Are you responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for jobs/consultancies , advertising for trainings, courses, events, postgraduate degrees?

Do you want to effectively reach thousands of interested individuals and organizations from around the…

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

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:53am 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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Please Help PCDN Grow, The Go to hub for the Global Changemaking Community

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:39am 0 Comments

Dear Colleagues
We need your assistance to help PCDN grow and thrive. One of the key ways you can aid PCDN is to let others in your organizations and networks know about the resource Please take a…
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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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