Alumni Peacebuilders

P. Carl, M.A. ’90

P. Carl has spent his career exploring the power of story and the arts to create policy, to facilitate dialogue, and to transform people and systems. As a longtime artistic director and theater advocate, now a nonfiction writer and Distinguished Artist in Residence at Emerson College...

P.  Carl

Mai Ni Ni Aung, M.A. ’03

Mai Ni Ni Aung is the founder of SONE-TU, a social enterprise which established and manages the following projects: The Endangered Language Documentation Project, The Oral History Project, The Education Project, and The Weaving Project.

Mai Ni Ni Aung

Nell Bolton, M.A. ’03

Nell Bolton is Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Nell Bolton

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 for the Office of the High Presidential Advisor for Post-conflict, an office within the Presidency of the Republic of 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

Larisa Deriglazova, M.A. ’95

Larisa Deriglazova is a professor of world politics and Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Tomsk State University in Russia. 

Larisa Deriglazova

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

Karsonya (Kaye) Whitehead, M.A. ’93

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African-American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the host of "Today with Dr. Kaye" on WEAA 88.9 FM.

Karsonya (Kaye) Whitehead

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 is Co-founder and Executive Director of Purposeful Productions, an organization that supports girls and their allies to spark and sustain movements for change in the developing world.

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 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