Alumni Peacebuilders

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

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

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 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

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.

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 the Secretary for the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice. The group is part of the Special Procedures Branch of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) headquarters in Geneva.

Hannah Wu

Sammy Mwiti, M.A. ’06

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

Sammy Mwiti