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Barbara J. Wien

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Barbara J. Wien is a former program officer and conflict resolution trainer in the USIP's "Training Program teaching conflict resolution to representatives from the U.S. government, international organizations, and the UN to help them de-escalate violence and resolve international conflicts peacefully. She trains diverse audiences such as U.S. police officers serving as UN peacekeepers, humanitarian workers delivering food and medical supplies to war-torn areas, diplomats negotiating peace agreements, and refugee officials working to avert crises in the field. In 1992-97, Wien served as executive director of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED), a national coalition of peace researchers, schoolteachers, and grassroots activists. In the 1980s, she ran the Real Security Education Program, a training program on national security issues for the Institute for Policy Studies involving hundreds of labor unions and civil society groups. She has helped to establish over 200 university degree programs internationally in the study of peace, including in Australia's 19 national universities to celebrate the UN International Year of Peace (1986). She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the Global Directory of Peace Studies Programs (1996) and The Real Security Education Curriculum (1991). Wien holds a B.A. in international relations from American University's School for International Service." [1]

Areas of Specialization: NGOs and the role of citizens' movements in nonviolent change • Conflict resolution and U.S. foreign policy • Feminist analyses of peacemaking.

"Barbara Wien serves as Co-Director of Peace Brigades International/USA, alongside Andrew Fandino. Based in Washington, DC, Barbara focuses on grantseeking, cultivating major donors, and financial management. She has been on PBI/USA staff since November 2003...

"For five years, Barbara worked at the U.S. Institute of Peace, an organization created and funded by the U.S. Congress. There she trained diverse audiences such as U.S. police officers serving as UN peacekeepers, humanitarian workers delivering food and medical supplies to war-torn areas, diplomats negotiating peace agreements, and refugee officials working to avert crises in the field. She enhanced USIP training methods to be more interactive and skills-based." [2]

"Barbara served for five years as Director of Peace Brigades International (PBI), a highly-regarded human rights organization working in areas of conflict and repression to stop the killing of civilians. She has also worked as a trainer at the US Institute of Peace and with the playwright Eve Ensler to award over $7 million a year in royalties from her play, “The Vagina Monologues”, to end violence against women. Barbara also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Peace Action Education Fund." [3]

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  1. Barbara J. Wien, USIP, accessed April 7, 2008.
  2. Barbara Wien, Peace Brigades International, accessed April 7, 2008.
  3. Who we are, Interfaith Peace-Builders, accessed July 7, 2009.
  4. Editorial Board, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, accessed April 7, 2008.
  5. Who we are, Interfaith Peace-Builders, accessed July 7, 2009.
  6. Directors, Peace and Justice Studies Association, accessed August 28, 2009.