Selected Positions of Kroc Alumni

Vandy At Un Secretariat 1Vandy Kanyako (MA '03) addressing the UN General Assembly

More than 500 graduates of the master’s program work to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable global order by: 

Responding to armed violence and conflict through humanitarian action, conflict resolution and transformation, government and transnational efforts, education, and nonviolent social change.

Kroc alumni positions have included: 

  • Human Rights Officer, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France 
  • Project Officer, Catholic Relief Services, East Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine 
  • Disaster Technology Integration, American Red Cross, Washington, DC 
  • Ambassador of Romania to Croatia
  • Researcher and International Relations Expert, Institute for Trade Studies and Research, Iran 
  • Dean of of Post-Graduate Studies, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Chief of Media and Public Information, United Nations Development Programme, Dili, East Timor 
  • First Secretary, Brazilian Embassy, Beijing, China 
  • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Specialist, International Organization For Migrations, Bogota, Colombia 
  • Economics Correspondent, Reuters, Beijing 
  • Founder and Director, Wi'am Center (Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center), Bethlehem 
  • Conflict Transformation Adviser, Danida Human Rights and Good Governance Programme, Kathmandu, Nepal 
  • National Coordination Officer for Peacebuilding, United Nations Mission in Liberia 
  • Director, Complaints and Legal Services, Ugandan Human Rights Commission, Kampala             

Addressing past harms and injustices through restorative justice, trauma healing, transitional justice, and humanitarian action. 

Kroc alumni positions have included: 

  • Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice, New York 
  • Senior Analyst, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague 
  • Legal Officer, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, The Hague 
  • Programme Manager - Iraq Refugees, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Bern, Switzerland 
  • Psychologist, Alliance For Community Care, San Jose, California, specializing in gay youth and refugees 
  • Coordinator, Restorative Justice Program, Conflict Mediation Services, Ontario, Canada 
  • Victim Contact Worker and Mediator, Restorative Justice Program of the youth justice system, U.K. 
  • Refugee Resettlement Program staff member, Catholic Charities, Harrisburg (PA) Diocese        

Changing and developing global structures and institutions through education, economic and human development, legal advocacy, and policy development.  

Kroc alumni positions have included:

  • Trust Fund Manager, U.N. Trust Fund for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, New York 
  • Chief of Staff, President's Office, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago  
  • Director, South Asian Community Center for Education, Research and Action School, Tamil Nadu, India  
  • Assistant Professor, Master of International Conflict Resolution Program, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain  
  • Professor of Sociology, Al Azhar University, Gaza, Palestine  
  • Associate Professor, International Relations, Tomsk State University, Russia 
  • Senior Vice President for Anti-Money Laundering, Citigroup, New York City  
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice, Wyoming District 
  • Associate Professor of Education and Sociology, Stanford University  
  • Vice President for University Relations, University of Notre Dame  
  • Program Officer for Africa, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C. 
  • Researcher, Conflict and Peace Analysis Unit, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo, Sri Lanka  
  • Policy Director, U.S. Jesuit Conference, Office of Social and International Ministries in Washington, DC  
  • Attorney practicing international environmental law and natural resources law, Santiago, Chile 

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