Janet Gerson



Janet Gerson is Education Director of the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE), now situated with the National Peace Academy. Specializing in peace education and peace scholarship, she works internationally as a consultant, program designer, mediator, presenter and educator. She was Co-Director of the Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City (2001- 2010).   
With IIPE, she has worked in Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada, South Korea, Japan, India, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Lebanon, and Israel.  She has served as a consultant for the UN University of Peace in Costa Rica, UNIFEM, Community-based Institutes on Peace Education (CIPE), and the Global Campaign on Peace Education (GCPE). She organized and ran a month-long training for the Afghan Institute of Learning at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has contributed to The Handbook of Conflict Resolution (Coleman, Deutsch & Marcus 2006), Learning to Abolish War: Teaching toward a Culture of Peace  (B. Reardon & A. Cabezudo; Hague Appeal for Peace, 2001) and Theory into Practice, Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, and Holistic Education. She has been a facilitator and associate member of TOPLAB, Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory of New York since 1997. Her research interests are tribunals, public deliberation, conflict approaches, coalitional processes, Theater of the Oppressed, and peace education pedagogy.

Reflective Inquiry as a Pedagogy for Dignity and Inclusion, paper contributed to the 2014 Workshop on Transforming Humiliation and Violent Conflict, Columbia University, New York City, December 4-5, 2014.

Democratizing Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, 7 (2, 2013), pp. 86 - 112.

IIPE, The World Tribunal on Iraq, and Transcending a Century of Worldwide Wars (see pdf)