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Melanie Cohen-Greenberg
Editor, Unite 4 Peace

About this community:

Peace is complicated; it can feel overwhelming, unrealistic, too distant, too political, naive. Peacebuilders and peace-loving citizens are diverse and dispersed, but we are a strong voice for peace when we come together and amplify our stories.

To bring to light how we can all build peace, engageSimply founded this social community in collaboration with PartnersGlobal, and Alliance for Peacebuilding. Peace& includes inspiring content that highlights different aspects of peacebuilding, all meant to encourage a deeper understanding of complex issues, and to signal opportunities for engagement in what you care about most. You will find a diverse array of peacebuilding topics to choose from including: the Arts, Neuroscience & Spirituality, Entrepreneurship, Youth Engagement and Social Change.

About the editor:

Melanie Cohen Greenberg is President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP). AfP is the institutional home for the peacebuilding community - a network of over 100 organizations working to resolve conflict and create sustainable peace in 153 countries. AfP's members include some of the world's largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and the most powerful peacebuilding groups - and AfP's partners span a range of sectors, including environment, education, unarmed citizen protection, business, media, the arts, and more - all working toward the shared goal of peace. AfP amplifies the voices of peacebuilders worldwide, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone. Before joining the AfP, Melanie was the President and Founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, a foundation making grants in the areas of peacebuilding and nuclear nonproliferation. From 2003 to 2004, she was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, focusing on issues of justice in post-conflict peacebuilding. From 2000 to 2002, Melanie was director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. She previously served as associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation and deputy director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation. In her work on international conflict resolution, Melanie has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus. She has taught advanced courses in international conflict resolution, multi-party conflict resolution, and negotiation at Stanford Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and the Elliott School of George Washington University. She was lead editor and chapter author of the volume Words over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), and co-editor of Civil Society, Peace and Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Melanie is a frequent writer, lecturer, teacher, and trainer in a broad range of areas related to international law, international security, and peacebuilding. She holds an AB from Harvard and a JD from Stanford Law School.