Peace Corps Connect: Boston 2013
Chic Dambach: The Future of Peacebuilding Workshop
Chic Dambach’s wide-ranging career includes six years as President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, where he established a network of organizations and professionals to help build sustainable peace and security worldwide. Previously, he restructured and revitalized the National Peace Corps Association and developed innovative programs to engage returned volunteers and staff in vital projects at home and worldwide. He helped Peter Yarrow build Operation Respect’s anti-bullying initiatives, and he served as Chief of Staff for Congressman John Garamendi (CA-3). His career began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia.
In addition to Exhaust the Limits, he co-wrote Structures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards and The Business Professional’s Guide to Nonprofit Board Service, both published by BoardSource where he was a senior governance consultant. His essays also appeared in various internationally renowned publications.
Congressman John Garamendi and Chic created a team of returned Peace Corps Volunteers to help the leaders of Eritrea and Ethiopia end their border war, and they engaged in a similar initiative in the Congo, helping President Joseph Kabila and the leaders of major rebel groups end hostilities and form a coalition government leading to elections.
Chic has a BA degree in speech/communications from Oklahoma State University and a MBA degree from Wake Forest University. He lives with his wife Kay near Annapolis, Maryland, and he is the father of three grown boys.
Hauwa Ibrahim: Raising your voice on human rights issues with Dr. Mohamud Sheikh Nurein Said, 2013 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award
Hauwa Ibrahim is a senior partner at Aries Law Firm. Working as a lead attorney with a team devoted to the cause of human rights for women in Nigeria, she has won a number of precedent-setting cases before Islamic Shariah courts. Ibrahim has been a Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and Stonehill College, a World Fellow at Yale University, a Radcliffe fellow, and a fellow at both the Human Rights Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard University.
Ibrahim adopted an interdisciplinary approach to delve into the theoretical foundations of Shariah law and examine how they have influenced legal practice, which has, in turn, affected the human rights of women in West Africa. Her research led to a book, “Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts,” which was published by the American Bar Association.
The European Parliament presented Ibrahim with its 2005 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which honors individuals or organizations for their efforts on behalf of human rights and freedoms. Ibrahim has earned an LLB and a master’s in international law and diplomacy from the University of Jos in Nigeria; a BL for legal practice from Nigeria Law School; and a master’s of law degree in international studies at American University’s Washington College of Law. In addition, she has been awarded three honorary doctorates, as well as the Cavaliere Award, the Highest Human Rights Award from the Italian Government.
Elizabeth A. McClintock : The future of Peacebuilding Workshop
A Founder and Managing Partner with CMPartners, LLC and a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School. Liz has over 18 year of experience offering consulting services to and designing and implementing negotiation, conflict management, and leadership training programs for both private and public sector organizations around the world. Recent work has included management of a 6-month training program for the Burundian National Commission on Demobilization and Reintegration; acting as the lead facilitator for a two-year Liberian government collaborative capacity-building project managed by WWICS; serving as the co-facilitator of a two-year USAID-funded program to develop a conflict resolution curriculum for Burundian high schools, in partnership with the Burundian Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Burundi Leadership Training Program; and serving as the lead facilitator and program designer for the Burundi Leadership Training Program since 2003. In addition to training, Liz has served as a consultant and coach to a range of clients including the Burundian government, assuring the integration of peacebuilding themes into the PRSP-2; the WWICS senior management team; staff and managers of the World Health Organization; and staff of the World Bank. With co-authors, D. Fairman, D. Chigas, and N. Drager, Liz has recently published a book, Negotiating Public Health in a Globalized World: Global Health Diplomacy in Action, (Springer 2012). In addition to her work at CMPartners, Ms. McClintock serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Bridgeway Group.
Anna Whitcomb: Career Development Workshop: Friday and Saturday
Anna Whitcomb, RPCV Philippines ’74, Peace Corps/VISTA Recruiter, a former NPCA board member and BARPCV board member. A NBCC certified counselor and professional career counselor with over 25 years of experience career counseling and coaching RPCVs, recent college graduates, and career changers. Conducted numerous presentations and workshops on such topics as Career Resources in Your Library, Know Yourself Using- Skill Scan, and Understand Your Personal Values. Anna holds the following degrees – BS in Human Development, – University of Vermont, MPA Masters in Public Administration and CAGS in Counseling – Suffolk University. Currently living in Harvard Square with a small private practice, coaching individuals on their next step. Anna participates in community activities including LWV of Belmont, On The Rise, Mass Audubon, UNICEF and other like-minded organizations.
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