Team

Zheng Wang, Ph.D.

Director

Professor Wang specializes in identity-based conflicts, nationalism, cross-cultural negotiation and maritime security. He is also a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Fellow of the International Security Program at New America, and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR). He received his Ph.D. from the George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an MPhil in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford (U.K.).

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David Wood

Director of Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in MENA

Professor Wood has spent 14 years working internationally in violent settings to promote conflict resolution and transformation. His work involves local mediation, support for political processes and international facilitation. He is a recognized expert in community safety and justice, stabilization and conflict sensitivity. He is the founder of Peaceful Change Initiative, an international peacebuilding charity.

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Maria T Gonzalez Esquivel
Finance and Operations Lead

Maria manages the Center's operations and co-leads the Women, Peace and Security Program. Her areas of expertise are International Economics and Development, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Security Sector Governance.

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Sushant Naidu

Project Officer

Sushant is part of the Center's Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in MENA team. He manages the 'Enhanced Coexistence and Peace Capacity in Yemen through Economic Action' project. 

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Pariwish F Abbasi

Project Assistant

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Kyle L Jensen

Project Assistant

Affiliated Faculty

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Margarita Balmaceda, Ph.D.

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Assefaw Bariagaber, Ph.D.

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Omer Gokcekus, Ph.D.

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Yanzhong Huang, Ph.D.

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Fredline M'Cormack-Hale, Ph.D.

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Sara Bjerg Moller, Ph.D.

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Philip Moremen, J.D., Ph.D.

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Ann Marie Murphy, Ph.D.

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