Jeffrey W. Helsing "is the deputy director of USIP's Education program, where he focuses on secondary, college, and university education in international relations, conflict resolution, human rights, and peace studies. He is responsible for many of the Institute’s faculty and teacher workshops as well as curriculum development in the United States and in conflict zones abroad, particularly in the Middle East.
"Helsing has twenty years of experience as an educator, having served as assistant professor at the American University in Cairo, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, he has taught a broad range of international relations subjects, including comparative foreign policies, American foreign policy, international relations theory, and conflict resolution. Helsing has previously worked at the International Peace Academy and the Institute for East West Studies.
"Helsing holds a B.A. in history from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University." 
- "Guide to Specialists", United States Institute of Peace, Accessed October 2006.