John Paul Lederach
As Senior Fellow at Humanity United, Dr. Lederach draws upon his conflict transformation experience to assist HU in the development and refinement of measurable and impactful long-term strategies.
Dr. Lederach is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the field of conciliation and conflict mediation. He has provided consultation for peacebuilding efforts in Somalia, Northern Ireland, Colombia, the Basque Country, the Philippines, Tajikistan, Nepal and in East and West Africa. He has also helped develop and lead hundreds of training programs in conflict transformation, mediation and international peacebuilding in 35 countries around the world.
Dr. Lederach received his bachelor’s degree in history and peace studies from Bethel College and his doctorate of philosophy degree in sociology, with a concentration on social conflict, from the University of Colorado. Dr. Lederach is Professor of International Peacebuilding with the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame.