Alumni Peacebuilders

Alejandro Ferreiro, M.A. ’90

Alejandro Ferreiro is president of the Chilean Council for Transparency, an independent agency charged with ensuring access to public information.

Alejandro Ferreiro

Stephanie Sluka Brauer, B.A. ’97

Stephanie Sluka Brauer is the resource development manager for Habitat for Humanity International’s Africa and Middle East regional office.

Stephanie Sluka Brauer

Tony Lang, B.A. ’90

Tony Lang is a senior lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Tony Lang

Myla Leguro, M.A. ’10

Myla Leguro of Catholic Relief Services has been engaged in peacebuilding in her native Mindanao, the Philippines, since she was 17.

Myla Leguro

Steve Fuller, B.A. ’92

Steve Fuller, the commanding officer of the USS Nicholas, a U.S. Navy frigate, bridges the worlds of the military and peacebuilding.

Steve Fuller

Tona Boyd, B.A. ’03

Tona Boyd works as an attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Tona Boyd

Irene Perureña , M.A. ’91

Irene Perurena connects nongovernmental organizations that focus on humanitarian aid, human rights, conflict resolution, and human development at the City of Knowledge in Panama.

Irene Perureña

George Wachira, M.A. ’91

In the wake of unprecedented post-election violence in Kenya, George Wachira helped found a group that served as an important forerunner to international mediation. 

George Wachira

Tahir Aziz, M.A. ’03

Tahir Aziz is based in London, but his work for Conciliation Resources, a think tank supporting local, national, and international organizations seeking to resolve violent conflict, often brings him to Pakistani-administered Kashmir, his native region.

Tahir Aziz

Jill Sternberg, M.A. ’90

Jill Sternberg works with the people of Timor-Leste to build and support the country’s young democracy.

Jill Sternberg

Ellis Jones, M.A. ’92

Ellis Jones is the author of The Better World Handbook, a guide for people who want to make a positive difference in the world.

Ellis Jones

Noah Salameh, M.A. ’94

Noah Salameh is the director and co-founder of the Center for Conflict Resolution in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Noah Salameh

S.P. Udayakumar, M.A. ’90

S.P. Udayakumar founded and directs the South Asian Community Centre for Education and Research (SACCER) in Tamil Nadu, India.

S.P. Udayakumar

Peter Quaranto, B.A. ’06

Peter Quaranto traveled to northern Uganda when he was a Notre Dame junior majoring in political science and peace studies.

Peter Quaranto