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  • Jerry Greenfield
    Jerry Greenfield is co-founder of Ben & Jerry's, one of America's most beloved and iconic ice cream companies. Greenfield, along with partner Ben Cohen, opened the first Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Burlington, Vt., in 1978. Today, the company is a multi-million dollar enterprise that includes Ben & Jerry's Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to social responsibility and the environment. Jerry continues to serve as mentor and advisor to socially-conscious companies and entrepreneurs worldwide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Greenfield

  • Lisa Schirch
    Lisa Schirch is director of the 3P Human Security, a civil society voice on US security policy, based at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice & Peacebuilding. A former Fulbright Fellow in East and West Africa, Schirch has worked in over 20 countries. She currently works in Afghanistan to support Afghan civil society peace processes and civil society-military policy dialogue. Schirch has written five books and numerous articles on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. She is a frequent public speaker and has TV and radio experience discussing U.S. foreign policy. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University.

  • John de Graaf
    John de Graaf is a documentary filmmaker and winner of more than a hundred regional, national and international awards. He has produced 15 prime time national PBS specials. He is the co-author of AFFLUENZA: THE ALL-CONSUMING EPIDEMIC (2001) and WHAT'S THE ECONOMY FOR, ANYWAY? (2011) and editor of TAKE BACK YOUR TIME (2003). He is the Executive Director of Take Back Your Time (www.timeday.org) and Outreach Director of The Happiness Initiative (www.happycounts.org). He has taught at The Evergreen State College and the University of Washington and lives in Seattle.

  • Craig Zelizer
    Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Associate Director of the MA in Conflict Resolution within the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He has over two decades of experience in peacebuilding, having worked around the world. He is also the Founder and Chief Visionary Officer for the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (http://internationalpeaceandconflict.org), the leading online platform connecting over 23,000 peacebuilders and development professionals around the world.

  • Ezina Okoroafor
    Ezinwa Okaroafor is an attorney, activist and life-long champion for social justice. Ezinwa has spent the past two decades in the legal profession in her home country of Nigeria, and serves as the country vice-president of FIDA, an NGO and international association of women lawyers. Ezinwa is a respected educator, leader and advocate for women's rights in Africa and around the world.
  • Kaitlyn Allen
    An immigrant and victims’ advocate turned graduate student, Kaitlyn Allen studies Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University where she focuses on public policy and is pursuing a concurrent certificate in refugees and humanitarian emergencies. Passionate about social transformation, she has worked for the Peace Company and aims to incorporate its values into future work on anti-trafficking policy, victims’ advocacy, and conflict transformation. She completed her B.A. in international relations and Latin American studies summa cum laude at Trinity University in San Antonio, and speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese, and conversational Turkish.
  • Cindy Kimball
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