Peacebuilding 3.0: 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.

Welcome to the Countering Violent Extremism Summit

Summer of Peace 2016
Broadcast on August 10, 2016
With Melanie Greenberg & Elizabeth Hume

Melanie Greenberg, President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, welcomes listeners and outlines the major themes of the Countering Violent Extremism Summit.

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.

Rewiring the Brain for Peace: Bridging neuroscience, spirituality and peacebuilding

Inspiring Positive Social Change 2017
Broadcast on July 11, 2017
With Melanie Greenberg & Béatrice Pouligny, PhD

Join Melanie Cohen Greenberg, president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Béatrice Pouligny, co-founder of Rewiring the Brain for Peace, as they explore one of the newest frontiers of the peacebuilding field — the capacity of the human brain to resist violence, fear and separation, make conscious change and choose peace. Melanie and Beatrice will explain how Rewiring the Brain for Peace researches and documents the ways individuals and communities around the world mobilize their own spiritual resources... and move away from fear, separation and violence. They'll discuss a new platform, facilitated by the Alliance, upon which disparate communities of scientists, spiritual leaders and peacebuilders have gathered to ask transdisciplinary questions — sharing their ultimate interests and their desire to work together.

During this highly informative session, you'll discover:

  • How the spiritual rituals, experiences and values in different cultures affect emotional and cognitive processes; contribute to transforming behaviors, attitudes, and relationships; & have the potential to facilitate peacebuilding processes
  • Ways this mobilization of spiritual resources can lead to broader social change
  • How you can participate in this global movement of self-awareness & self-mastery to become an agent of peace

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.