Core Faculty

Bruce W. Dayton
Bruce W. Dayton

Executive Director, CONTACT
ChairDiplomacy and International Relations
ChairPeace 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

Alla Korzh
Alla Korzh

Assistant Professor

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

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Paula Green

Professor Emerita

 

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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Mehlaqa Samdani
Mehlaqa Samdani

Faculty

Mehlaqa Samdani is the executive director of Critical Connections, which she founded in 2013. She also serves as a peacebuilding associate at the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, where she is implementing a project to address sectarian violence in Pakistan.

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John Ungerleider
John Ungerleider

Professor
Peace and Justice Leadership

John has been teaching about conflict transformation at SIT for 25 years. He started the Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs at SIT, which over the years have brought together future leaders from communities — in locations such as Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, Iraq, Rwanda, Pakistan, India, Liberia, and Burma — facing conflict to dialogue about issues and conflicts they have inherited.

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