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Dr. John Ungerleider

Dr. John Ungerleider is a an expert in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. He taught for 30 years at the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont. John founded and co-directs the SIT Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs for teens from communities in conflict around the world, which have now served over 11,000 young people since 1990. Many youth groups are in US State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs funded programs, including Iraq, Pakistan/India, Burma, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Liberia, Yemen, Bangladesh, and Mexico. John has also trained adult leaders from multiple countries in the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program, notably Afghanistan and Francophone Africa. He has led trainings for youth program leaders in Israel/Palestine, Uganda, Ireland, China, and Turkey. He started the Vermont Governor's Institute on Current Issues and Youth Activism, as well as the Child Labor Education and Action (CLEA) project for Vermont teens to work locally and globally against oppressive child labor. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar he facilitated conflict resolution activities in Cyprus and has been a visiting professor in Spain and Venezuela, as well as at Brandeis and Hampshire College. He currently facilitates a domestic violence accountability program with men at the local probation office. John wrote and performs a participatory musical "co-opera" about global warming: Secret of the Seasons.