Melanie Greenberg

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President and CEO

Alliance for Peacebuilding 

As director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Hewlett Foundation, Ms. Greenberg more than doubled the foundation’s funding for international conflict resolution, and expanded the definition of peacebuilding to include concepts of democracy, civil society building, and transitional justice. She continued this mission later as Founder and President of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security. In her academic work, Ms. Greenberg helped lead two research centers at Stanford University during a time of great change in post-Cold War conceptions of peace and security, and later served as a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, focusing on issues of post-conflict justice and reconciliation.

Ms. Greenberg teaches, trains and writes in a broad range of areas related to international security, international law and peacebuilding, and she has facilitated peacebuilding initiatives in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, and the Caucasus. She holds an AB from Harvard University and a JD from Stanford Law School, and lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two teenage children.