David Steele

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Dr. David Steele "works with religious, political, and other community actors to effectively facilitate social transformation within situations of conflict in the Balkans, the Middle East, and South Asia. He has developed conflict assessment procedures, facilitated dialogue and problem solving processes, led training workshops in relationship building and conflict resolution, developed cooperative inter-ethnic/sectarian projects in post-conflict reconstruction, established indigenous peacebuilding NGOs, and made oral and written presentations on religion and conflict. Highlights from his experience include: brainstorming and back channel communication between governments during the Kosovo War, training workshops related to the Final Status Talks in Kosovo and for provincial leaders in Iraq, recommendations for reconciliation in Iraq prepared for the US Institute of Peace, a peacebuilding vision and strategy paper for the African Catholic Bishops Conference, and an essay on engaging with religion in conflict situations for top level international negotiators at the Oslo Forum. Previously, Dr. Steele has worked as a program manager at Mercy Corps, as program manager, then interim executive director, at Conflict Management Group in Cambridge, MA, and as a fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, DC. Dr. Steele has a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and is the author of numerous publications." [1]

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  1. ABout, International Center for Conciliation, accessed January 3, 2009.