Alumni Peacebuilders

Obi Anyadike, M.A. ’97

Obi Anyadike is editor-at-large and Africa editor of IRIN, the world’s leading humanitarian news service.

Obi Anyadike

Claudia Navas Caputo, M.A. ’15

Claudia Navas Caputo is an advisor on justice and security in the Ministry for Post-conflict Security and Human Rights in Bogotá, Colombia.

Claudia Navas Caputo

Matt Guynn, M.A. ’96

Matt Guynn is director of nonviolent social change for On Earth Peace, a Christian peacebuilding organization in Portland, Oregon.

Matt Guynn

Mark Behr, M.A. ’93

Mark Behr (1963-2015), born in Tanzania and raised in South Africa, was a talented author who addressed race, gender, and militarization within contemporary authoritarian cultures.

Mark Behr

Michael Poffenberger, B.A. ’05

Michael Poffenberger is executive director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an education and retreat center that connects spirituality with service to the world.

Michael Poffenberger

Mary Boyer, B.A. ’07

Mary Boyer is a policy officer for African Risk Capacity, an insurance program led by the African Union that provides financial relief to African countries following drought.

Mary Boyer

Jeb Brovsky, B.A. ’11

Jeb Brovsky plays midfield for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a major league soccer team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also is the founder of Peace Pandemic.

Jeb Brovsky

Kelsey Davenport, M.A. ’11

Kelsey Davenport is director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association, a Washington, D.C.-based group that promotes effective arms control policies.

Kelsey Davenport

Jian Yi, M.A. ’98

Jian Yi, an independent filmmaker and cultural activist based in Beijing and Jiangxi, China, is the founder of IFChina Original Studio.

Jian Yi

Chernor Bah, M.A. ’11

Chernor Bah works at the United Nations under Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, as an advocate for girls’ education.

Chernor Bah

Makena Kirima, M.A. ’10

Makena Kirima is activity manager for Kenya Tuna Uwezo (“We Have the Power” in Kiswahili), a USAID-funded program to reduce political violence in Nairobi.

Makena Kirima

Jorge Vargas-Cullell, M.A. ’94

Jorge Vargas-Cullell is acting director of Estado de la Nación, a Costa Rica-based center of thought that conducts research on sustainable development.

Jorge Vargas-Cullell

Patrick Corrigan, B.A. ’07

Patrick Corrigan remembers the day he met with negotiators from the Lord’s Resistance Army, the rebel forces in northern Uganda notorious for their atrocities.

Patrick Corrigan

Joe Kennedy, M.A. ’90

Joe Kennedy is an architectural designer who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development.

Joe Kennedy

Vienna Colucci, M.A. ’90

Vienna Colucci is Director of Policy for Amnesty International USA, where she oversees human rights policy development, review, and guidance.

Vienna Colucci

Anastasia Kushleyko, M.A. ’01

Anastasia Kushleyko is a regional legal adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she leads efforts to integrate and promote international humanitarian law.

Anastasia Kushleyko