Media's power is no secret. Its consumption around the world grows every day, for better or for worse. This site provides a vast collection of media resources that we believe help promote peace.
Our database is extensive, and continues to grow every day. Within seconds, you might find a heartfelt documentary on Afghan and Iraq war veterans saved by flyfishing, poignant and telling photos of conflicts across the world, or a challenging game that places you in the role of African subsistence farmer.
So take a look at our collection. There are resources that raise awareness, arouse empathy and inspire action, and help us to better understand the drivers of current conflicts. Our goal is to share media that inspires and enables viewers to promote peace and mutual understanding across the globe.
Meet the Team!
We’re a mix of energetic individuals dedicated to facilitating the positive role of media.
Andrew Robertson – Project Manager
Deborah Drew – Assistant Site Manager
Deborah is a second year master’s student in Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution program. After graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2009 with a degree in History, French, and a minor in International Relations, she worked in Michigan's Kent County as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Deborah's interests include both the potential for the private sector in peacebuilding and corporate social responsibility. It is this belief that previously opposing forces, the private sector and peacebuilding, can and must cooperate in order to ensure peace and a sustainable environment. This past summer Deborah worked in Nairobi and rural Kenya with Initiatives of Change as a fellow. Working on the intersection of private sector and the world of non-profits, Deborah worked as the CSR fellow for International Peace Park Expeditions. Currently, she works as the Africa Program intern for Partners for Democratic Change focusing on good governance, civic engagement, and transparency in the extractive industries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jolene Hansell – Content Curator, Content Identification, and Blogger
Jolene is a Master's student at Georgetown University, studying Conflict Resolution, where she is focusing on transitional justice, rule of law, and the development of judicial processes in post-conflict countries, namely in Africa. Jolene has an undergraduate degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where she studied International Development and Globalization, and also has a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, Certified with the Royal Academy of Dance. Jolene has worked as a research assistant for the University of Ottawa and has been the President of an organization that fund-raised and traveled to the Dominican Republic to conduct development projects with the local NGO ADESJO. Jolene is presently working as a research assistant at Georgetown University. She is a blogger and content curator of PeaceMedia.
Stone Conroy – Content Curator, Content Identification, and Jobs and Funding Page
Stone Conroy is a a first year Masters student in Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2010 with a joint degree in Sociology/Anthropology and Environmental Studies - Human Ecology, he began work at a boutique litigation firm in Washington D.C. as a research analyst. He currently works in the conflict management division of Mercy Corps, an international aid and development organization focused on fragile and conflict-affected environments. His interests lie at the nexus of human ecology and peacebuilding, and believes that true progress will only be achieved when human connections to each other and to the environment share similar traits: sustainability, resilience, adaptability, diversity, and harmony. His focus is on stabilization and conflict management for short-term concerns (effective disaster, emergency, and security management) as well as long-term (reducing social conflict by fostering resilient social structures, sustainable economics, and wise resource management).
Rukmini Banerjee – Content Curator and Content Identification
Alex Copper – Content Curator and Content Identification
Annie Zhou – Content Curator and Content Identification
Annie is currently a M.A. candidate with Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Graduate Program. She graduated from UNC - Chapel Hill with a double major in Global Studies and Peace, War and Defense, and a minor in Social and Economic Justice. Her academic goals are to understand the many diverse perspectives of justice and peace through the processes of mediation, ADR, CSR, and evaluation and monitoring. Her current projects at Peacemedia are content curation and development of the Asia resource center.
Anamaria Trujillo – Content Curator, Content Identification, and Blogger
Scott Lassan – Content Curator and Content Identification
Joshua Peacock – Content Curator, Content Identification, and Blogger
Imara Crooms – Content Curator, Banner Updates, and Technical Specialist
An avowed nerd, political junkie and perpetual student of international affairs, Imara is a relative newcomer to the District of Columbia and Georgetown University. Hailing from distant and exotic New Jersey he worked in technology for about a decade before deciding on the career change that sent him back to University in study of the softer side of science. In New Jersey, Imara first studied social science at Essex County College where he blended sociology and psychology before moving on to Rutgers University to take up political science. Though civically active for many years, Imara's professional shift to politics came after years of lucrative if unfulfiling work in technologies and was a result of his family’s history in activism and an idealistic desire to leave the world a better place than he found it.
PeaceMedia is a joint project between the U.S. Institute of Peace's Media, Conflict and Peacebuilding Center of Innovation and Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Program.