Core Faculty

Tatsushi Arai
Tatsushi Arai

Professor
Peace and Justice Leadership

Degrees

PhD, George Mason University
MA, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA, Waseda University, Japan

Dr. Tatsushi (Tats) Arai is a scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and multi-track diplomacy with twenty years of international experience. He is a professor of peacebuilding and conflict transformation at SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont and a Fellow of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Virginia.

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Bruce W. Dayton
Bruce W. Dayton

Executive Director, CONTACT
Associate Professor
Peace and Justice Leadership

Degrees

PhD, Maxwell School of Syracuse University
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
BA, Ithaca College

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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John Ungerleider
John Ungerleider

Professor and Chair
Global Youth Development and Leadership
Peace and Justice Leadership

Degrees

EdD, University of Massachusetts
MA, Antioch University
BA, University of California, Berkeley

John has been teaching about conflict transformation at SIT for 25 years — a timespan he finds hard to grasp. John 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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Adjunct Faculty

Suzanne Belleci
Suzanne Belleci

Adjunct Faculty
Peace and Justice Leadership
CONTACT

Degrees

BA, University of California, Berkeley
MA, SIT Graduate Institute
Postgraduate Teaching Certification, University of California, Berkeley

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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