Sawssan Abou-Zahr

Peace News Contributor

Sawssan Abou-Zahr is a Lebanese journalist, editor and consultant. She covers issues related to  Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. 

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Markus Bayer

Peace News Contributor

Markus Bayer is Ph.D. student and research fellow at the University of Duisburg Essen's Chair of International Relations and Development Policy.


Johan Brosche

Peace News Contributor

Johan Brosché is Assistant Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.

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Ami Carpenter

Peace News Contributor

Ami Carpenter is an Associate Professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.

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Stacey Connoughton

Peace News Contributor

Stacey L. Connoughton is an Associate Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and the Director of the Purdue Peace Project.

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Caleb Gichuhi

Peace News Contributor

Caleb Gichuhi is a senior specialist at PeaceTech Lab Africa, where he works  on Sawa Shabab and other media and tech programs. 


Kristine Höglund

Peace News Contributor

Kristine Höglund is Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. 


Shamil Idriss

Peace News Contributor

Shamil Idriss is the Chief Executive Officer of Search for Common Ground, the world’s largest dedicated peacebuilding organization.


Quhramaana Kakar

Peace News Contributor

Quhramaana Kakar manages Conciliation Resources' Women Mediators across the Commonwealth program, and is a former adviser to the High Peace Council of Afghanistan. 

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Ute Kollies

Peace News Contributor

Ute Kollies is deployed in Mali for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and is the organizer of Mali Football for Peace.


Jasmine Linabary

Peace News Contributor

Jasmine R. Linabary is the Associate Director of Research and Operations for the Purdue Peace Project

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Nicholas Noe

Peace News Contributor

Nicholas Noe is the co-Founder of, a news translation service covering Middle East media.


Cecil Pentori

Peace News Contributor

Cecile Pentori is the South Asia Program Coordinator for Conciliation Resources. She has worked with UNDP, UNIFEM and holds a Master degree in IR.

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Ian Quick

Peace News Contributor

Ian Quick is an independent consultant and writer. He produces and hosts the Rethink Fragility podcast, an oral history of conflict, crises and the aid business.

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Gabriela Taveras Ruiz

Peace News Contributor

Gabriela is a Diplomacy and International Relations graduate from Seton Hall University, and youth representative at the United Nations.


Steven Youngblood

Peace News Contributor

Steven Youngblood is the founding director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, USA.


John Scales Avery

Peace News Contributor

John Avery is a theoretical chemist, peace activist and part of a group associated with the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.


Jessica Berns

Peace News Contributor

Jessica Berns is President of Jessica Berns Consulting, which she founded in 2011 and has been involved with the Purdue Peace Project since its founding.

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Andy Carl

Peace News Contributor

Andy Carl is an experienced peacebuilding practitioner. He helped establish International Alert and co-founded Conciliation Resources.


Christian Cito

Peace News Contributor

Christian Cito Cirhigiri is a peace journalist from the Democratic Republic of Congo and founder of the Peacemaker 360 campaign.


Areej Elahi

Peace News Contributor

Areej Elahi is a communications intern at PeaceTech Lab and  is currently pursuing an MBA and an M.A. International Affairs at George Washington University.

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Melanie Greenberg

Peace News Contributor

Melanie Greenberg is the former CEO of Alliance for Peacebuilding and is a leader in the peace-building and conflict resolution field.

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Elizabeth Hume

Peace News Contributor

Elizabeth (Liz) Hume is the Senior Director for Programs and Strategy at the Alliance for Peacebuilding. 

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Jodie Jackson

Peace News Contributor

Jodie Jackson is author of ‘You Are What You Read: Why Changing Your Media Diet Can Change the World’.

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Kathy Kelly

Peace News Contributor

Kathy Kelly  co-ordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence. In Kabul, she is the guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers.

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Harriet Lamb

Peace News Contributor

Harriet Lamb is the CEO of  International Alert, where she leads work across 20 countries. 

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Alexandre Marc

Peace News Contributor

Alexandre Marc is the Chief Technical Specialist in the World Bank’s Fragility, Conflict and Violence thematic group.

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Abdulrazaq O Hamzat

Peace News Contributor

Abdulrazaq O Hamzat is Executive Director of Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP), producer of the Nigeria Peace Index (NPI). 


Jennifer Ptacek

Peace News Contributor

Jennifer K. Ptacek is a Ph.D. candidate iat Purdue University, and a research assistant for the Purdue Peace Project.

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Madeline Rose

Peace News Contributor

Madeline Rose is the senior global advocacy adviser for Mercy Corps and an advocacy trainer with Wellstone Action.

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Grace Yeanay

Peace News Contributor

Grace Yeanay is the Liberia Country Director of the Purdue Peace Project.


Uzra Zeya

Peace News Contributor

Uzra Zeya is president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. She has over two decades of diplomatic experience in Near East, Asian, European, human rights, and multilateral affairs.

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