SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, VT | Washington, DC

 

Tim Receveur

Tim Receveur

Tim Receveur is the director of PeaceTech Exchanges at the PeaceTech Lab. The Lab was created by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as a separate entity to further advance USIP's work at the intersection of technology, media, and data to help reduce violent conflict around the world. PeaceTech Exchanges are intensive workshops that bring together technology experts, civil society, governments, and other international organizations to find innovative ways to prevent violence and conflict.

From 2000 to 2013, Tim worked as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State where he was nominated for the prestigious Service to America Medal in 2013 and received the U.S. Department of State's highest award for innovation from Secretary Hillary Clinton in November 2009 for planning and implementing technology platforms. He has been featured in many publications including the Harvard Business Review and a Brookings report for expanding the Facebook presence of the US embassy in Pakistan from 29,000 followers to more than 1 million—the largest social network of any diplomatic mission in the world. Receveur is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a meteorologist from 1991 to 2000.

In his spare time, Tim organizes music festivals in the Washington, DC, area.