Board Members

Mari Fitzduff


Mari Fitzduff is currently Professor of the Masters professional programs in Coexistence, Conflict, and Sustainable Development at Brandeis University, USA.

Previously (1997-2003) she was Chair of Conflict Studies at Ulster University in Northern Ireland where she was Director of UNU/INCORE ( supervising over 40 international policy and practice related research programs and projects about the management of ethnic, political and religious conflicts. In 1990, Fitzduff became the founding Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, a public body funding conflict resolution programs with government, statutory bodies, trade unions, churches, community groups, security groups, prisoners, businesses and politicians.

Mari has published widely and has worked on conflicts in the Basque Country, the Caucasus, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Indonesia, Russia, Crimea, Cameroon, Philippines, Peru, Columbia. She is utilized as an expert by organizations such as the British Council, Commonwealth, UNDP, UNDPA, UNDESA, United States Institute of Peace, World Bank, DIFID, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Club of Madrid, Carter Center, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations group, as well as by many international governments.