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

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

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

Hannah Wu, M.A. ’90

Hannah Wu is a human rights specialist at the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hannah Wu

Sammy Mwiti, M.A. ’06

Sammy Mwiti is a communications specialist for the United Nations Development Programme in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Sammy Mwiti

Martin Ewi, M.A. ’01

Martin Ewi, from Cameroon, is a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa. Previously, he worked as a political affairs officer at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in The Hague in the Netherlands.

Martin Ewi

Anna Walther, M.A. ’08

Anna Walther is an attorney in the Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala, where she advocates for prisoners and people with mental disabilities.

Anna Walther