Skills, Networks & Knowledge: Developing a Career in International Peace and Conflict Resolution

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The Alliance for Conflict Transformation is pleased to announce the publication of a new report: "Skills, Networks & Knowledge: Developing a Career in International Peace and Conflict Resolution." This report helps to fill a critical gap in the field, as it is the first of its kind to survey employers regarding career opportunities within international peace and conflict resolution. We believe that it will be of interest to employers, and to students and professionals pursuing a career in this field and to the academic and professional organizations that seek to prepare them.

For this report, ACT interviewed 55 employers involved in international and peace and conflict resolution work, from leading non-profit organizations, US government agencies, international organizations, foundations and universities. The report focuses on what skills and type of experience individuals need to develop a successful career in the field. In addition, a resource section for job seekers is included.

This project is part of ACT's ongoing efforts to increase public knowledge and understanding of the field of conflict resolution and in particular provide information and resources regarding career and educational opportunities in the field. Dr. Craig Zelizer, Senior Partner, ACT, and Dr. Linda Johnston, Director, Conflict Management Program at Kennesaw State University co-led the project. The research was supported by a grant from the Alliance for International Conflict Prevention and Resolution (

The report is now available for free download on the ACT website.