JanetGerson (Ed.D. Columbia University), peace researcher and peace educator, is Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE). She is the winner of the 2014 Peace and Justice Studies Association Graduate Student Paper Award for her dissertation Public Deliberation on Global Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq. She was Co-Director of the Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City (2001- 2010) where she taught peace education and conflict courses. Specializing in political theory, peace education and conflict processes, she has worked internationally as a conference programming coordinator and consultant, curriculum designer, mediator, presenter, and educator.