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Professor Zheng Wang's headshot. Zheng Wang, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)
Professor Wang specializes in identity-based conflicts, nationalism, cross-cultural negotiation and maritime security. He is also a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Fellow of the International Security Program at New America, and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR). He received his Ph.D. from the George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an MPhil in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford. Read more.

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Director of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in MENA

Professor Wood has spent 14 years working internationally in violent settings to promote conflict resolution and transformation. His work involves local mediation, support for political processes and international facilitation. He is a recognized expert in community safety and justice, stabilization and conflict sensitivity. He is the founder of Peaceful Change Initiative, an international peacebuilding charity. Read more.

Hussein Ibrahim

Hussein Ibrahim
Project Officer

Hussein focuses on peacebuilding and youth empowerment programs in the MENA region. Read more.

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Joseph Huddleston, Phd
Research Design Advisor

Professor Huddleston specializes in Middle Eastern politics, intrastate conflict, and research design. Read more.

 

Maria T Gonzalez Esquivel

Maria T Gonzalez Esquivel
Finance and Administration Coordinator

Maria has over 7 years of professional experience in the financial sector. She focuses on International Economics and Development. Read more.

 

Pallavi Shahi

Pallavi Shahi 
Project Officer

Pallavi is a journalist and her work has appeared in The Diplomat, the International Policy Digest and the Times of India. She focuses on International Organizations and Conflict Management.

 

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Bradley Kaufman
Project Assistant

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Jocelyn Anderson
Project Assistant

 

Kyle Jensen

Kyle L. Jensen
Project Assistant

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Pariwish F. Abbasi 
Project Assistant

 

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Rebecca Axelsson 
Marketing and Project Assistant

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Zahraa R Alribeawi
Project Assistant


Affiliated Faculty

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Margarita Balmaceda
Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations
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Omer Gokcekus
Professor of International Economics and Development and Associate Director, H&M Roman Leadership Center at the Buccino Leadership Institute
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Huang Yanzhong, Ph.D.
Yanzhong Huang
Professor; Director, Center for Global Health Studies
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Sara Bjerg Moller
Sara Bjerg Moller
Assistant Professor, International Security
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Philip Moremen
Philip Moremen
Associate Professor
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Ann Marie Murphy
Ann Marie Murphy
Professor and Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies
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Current and Past Fellows

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Tatsushi Arai
Mediator, dialogue facilitator, adviser, trainer, and peace researcher in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States. Read more.

Borislava Manojlovic, Ph.D.

Borislava Manojlovic
Love and forgiveness; Memory, peacemaking and education in post-conflict contexts. Read more.