Core Faculty

Tatsushi Arai
Tatsushi Arai

Affiliated Faculty
Peace and Justice Leadership

Dr Tatsushi (Tats) Arai is a Professor of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation at SIT Graduate Institute and a faculty member of Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT), SIT’s summer peacebuilding institute. He is also a United Nations Senior Mediation Adviser and a Fellow of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) in Virginia.

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Bruce W. Dayton
Bruce W. Dayton

Faculty
Executive Director, CONTACT
Associate Professor
Peace and Justice Leadership

Bruce W. Dayton (PhD, Syracuse University, 1999) has been active in peacebuilding and conflict transformation work for over twenty years as a practitioner, a researcher, and an educator. His work focuses on the intersection of social identity and intractable conflicts and the role that intermediaries can play in transforming them.

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Adjunct Faculty and Guests

Suzanne Belleci
Suzanne Belleci

Adjunct Faculty
CONTACT
International Education (low residency)
Peace and Justice Leadership

Suzanne Belleci has been teaching conflict transformation, social justice, cross-cultural communication, and management courses at SIT for 17 years. She served as SIT’s first ombudsperson, bringing groups together, facilitating dialog circles for conflict resolution, and mediating one-on-one disputes. 

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Miriam Dror
Miriam Dror

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

Miriam Dror has been working in the fields of education and healing for more than forty years. She is a licensed psychotherapist and a certified core energetic therapist.

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Rami Efal
Rami Efal

Adjunct Faculty
CONTACT

Israel-born Rami Efal is the executive director of Zen Peacemakers International (www.zenpeacemakers.org), a planetary network for social, citizen, and humanitarian engagement based on contemplative and interfaith practices.

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Amer Latif
Amer Latif

Adjunct Faculty
CONTACT

When he left his home in Islamabad, Pakistan, Amer Latif hoped to find some answers to his many questions about the universe in science.

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Paula Green
Paula Green

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

 

Dr. Paula Green has 40 years’ experience as a psychologist, peace educator, consultant, and mentor in intergroup relations and conflict resolution.

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Laura Hassler
Laura Hassler

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

Laura Hassler was born and raised in New York. From an early age, she was active in US civil rights and peace movements.

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Sherwin Kirindongo
Sherwin Kirindongo

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

Sherwin Kirindongo is an internationally touring percussionist and workshop leader who specializes in Latin, African, and Brazilian percussion.

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Alla Korzh
Alla Korzh

Faculty
Assistant Professor
International Education (low residency)

Dr. Alla Korzh is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of international education with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. She holds a doctorate in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Joseph Sebarenzi
Joseph Sebarenzi

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

Joseph Sebarenzi earned a doctorate in international human rights law from the National University of Ireland, a master’s degree in international and intercultural management from SIT Graduate Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds an honorary doctorate in law from Marlboro College (Vermont, US).

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Emma Smith
Emma Smith

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

Emma Smith studied double bass at the Royal College of Music where she was trained in classical double bass technique and repertoire.

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Kelly Teamey
Kelly Teamey

Adjunct Faculty
CONTACT
International Education (low residency)

Kelly Teamey is a filmmaker, writer, educator, and mother. She is an adjunct instructor in education and sustainable development at SIT and co-founder of the nonprofit organization Enlivened Learning. 

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Christa Tinari
Christa Tinari

Guest Faculty
CONTACT

Christa Tinari is a speaker, author, trainer, and peace and justice activist. As founder of PeacePraxis, she teaches skills such as empathy, diversity appreciation, nonviolent communication, mindfulness, and reconciliation to people from all walks of life.

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Ryland White
Ryland White

Affiliated Faculty
Professor
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

Ryland White, professor, has been a member of SIT Graduate Institute faculty since 1993. She teaches courses in training design for experiential learning, training for social action, dismantling disability, and ethics and intercultural training design.

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