Conflict Transformation Across Cultures - CONTACT

Jan Passion

Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation
Peacebuilding Associate, Karuna Center
Consultant, Unarmed Civilian Protection

Jan Passion earned his master’s in international and intercultural management at the School for International Training in 2000. Jan has been working in the field of peace and nonviolence for over 30 years. He was a founding member of the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) working primarily in the Sri Lanka project as the deputy director, and later as human resource manager. Prior to his work in Sri Lanka, he worked with NP conducting field research and outreach in West Africa and Palestine/Israel and helping to develop NP’s infrastructure.
Jan's peacebuilding experience includes work in the USA, Macedonia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Thailand, Israel, Kenya, Sierra Leone, India, Ecuador, the former USSR, Guinea, Ghana, South Africa and Cyprus. Jan was a guest faculty with Lesley College in Israel in 2002 and 2003. Jan also worked as the associate director for the Conflict Transformation Across Cultures Programme (CONTACT) in 1999–2001. Jan worked for ten years as a psychotherapist in northern Vermont working with perpetrators and victims of various forms of violence and trauma. Jan earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts with a self-designed programme on gender and power in 1987. 
Capstone Paper: Building Nonviolent Intercultural Peaceteams

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