Peacebuilding 30 Sustainable Peace in a Complex Networked World

Summer of Peace 2014 > Emerging Peace Story > Vision
Broadcast on June 24, 2014
With Melanie Greenberg

How can we have sustainable peace in a rapidly changing and interconnected world?  The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an association of over 70 peacebuilding organizations around the world.  As it's CEO and President, Melanie Greenberg provides insights into the rapidly growing trends of grounded and practical peacebuilding approaches emerging around the world.  She also shares how she maintains her personal peace while working in the heated political arena of Washington, DC.

Melanie Greenberg

President and CEO

Melanie Cohen Greenberg is President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Before joining AfP, she worked in philanthropy (president and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, and Conflict Resolution program director at the Hewlett Foundation) and academia (associate director of the Center on International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins SAIS). In her work on international conflict resolution, Ms. Greenberg has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus. She has taught advanced courses in international conflict resolution, multi-party conflict resolution and negotiation at Stanford Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, and George Washington University. She was lead editor and chapter author of the volume Words over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000). Ms. Greenberg is a frequent writer, lecturer, teacher and trainer in a broad range of areas related to international law, international security, and peacebuilding, and has served on numerous boards of peacebuilding and security organizations. Ms. Greenberg holds an AB from Harvard, and a JD from Stanford Law School.