Craig M Zelizer


Adjunct Assistant Professor - Department of Government


Department of Government
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+1 202-687-0512

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681 ICC

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Tuesday, 10:00-12:00, Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm and by appointment


Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Associate Director of the MA in Conflict Resolution within the Department of Government at Georgetown University. His areas of expertise include working with youth from violent conflict regions, civil society development and capacity building in transitional societies, program evaluation and design, conflict sensitivity and conflict mainstreaming, the connection between trauma and conflict, the role of the private sector in peacebuilding, and arts and peacebuilding. He has published several articles, and co-edited two books.

He was one of the co-founders and a senior partner in the Alliance for Conflict Transformation, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through innovative research and practice. He has worked for/or served as a consultant with many leading development and peacebuilding organizations including the United States Institute of Peace, Rotary International, and USAID. He has received a number of fellowships and awards, including serving as a Fulbright Junior Scholar in Hungary for two years and as a National Security Education Program Fellow in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the African Peace and Conflict Journal, Journal of Conflictology and the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development and is the founder of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network ( an online network connecting 35,000 professionals in the fields of peacebuilding and development.

He also serves on the boards/advisory boards of several organizations including: Alliance for Peacebuliding, Masterpeace, TechChange, International Peace and Security Institute, and Move This Word.


  • Ph.D. (2004) George Mason University, Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • M.A. (1995) Central European University, Czech Republic, Society and Politics
  • B.A. (1992) U Mass at Amherst, Social Thought and Political Economy


  • Bosnian (speak, read)
  • Hungarian (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read)