Libby Hoffman

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Libby Hoffman "is the Founder and President of Catalyst for Peace, which she established in 2003. Libby has been active in conflict resolution and peacebuilding for nearly 20 years as a professor, trainer, practitioner, and funder. After teaching Political Science at Principia College, she left academia to focus on practice and program development. She has developed and led conflict resolution training programs in corporate, educational, and community settings. She has designed, convened and facilitated backchannel Middle East peacemaking initiatives, and worked to bring grassroots peacemakers together with American policymakers. She is a co-founder and former Executive Director of Peace Discovery Initiatives, which pioneered in positive approaches to peacebuilding, as well as in mobilizing religious resources for peace.

"Libby holds an MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA in Political Science from Williams College. She lives in Maine with her husband and three children. She is active in her church, currently serving as First Reader (conducting services) of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Portland, Maine." [1]

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  1. Staff, Catalyst for Peace, accessed August 24, 2009.