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Affiliated Scholars and Practitioners


Fellows in residence

SCICN has a small number of Fellows who are scholars in residence, engaged in various ways with the research and intellectual life of the Center.  The current Fellows at SCICN are:

Rachel Gillum received her PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.  Her research considers how the scrutiny faced by Muslim-Americans in the post-9/11 environment affects their orientation towards the U.S. government.  She is the Principal Investigator on the Muslim American National Opinion Survey (MANOS).  Rachel is also a fellow at the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS) and is affiliated with Stanford’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. 

Anu Kulkarni received her PhD in Political Science from Stanford University.  Her research focuses on the impact of truth commissions, war crimes courts and reconciliation policies in Africa.  She co-directs the West African Transitional Justice Project and the Liberia Reconciliation Barometer Initiative, two ongoing impact assessment studies.  She is currently working on two book projects: Demons and Demos: Truth, Accountability and Democracy in Post-Apartheid South Africa, and The Arc of Transitional Justice: Violent Conflict, Its Victims & Redress in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone (co-authored with David Backer).

Ben Oppenheim received his PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley.  His research spans a diverse set of topics, including fragile states, transnational threats (including pandemic disease risks and terrorism), and the strategic coherence and effectiveness of international assistance in fragile and conflict-affected areas.  Ben is also a visiting scholar at the Center for International Cooperation at NYU.

Other affiliates

In addition, SCICN has a community of affiliated scholars and practitioners who are not in residence, but collaborate with the work of the Center.

Jonathan Greenberg is Counsel to the Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie and director of the firm's practice in international dispute resolution. He is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and Stanford University's Program in Public Policy.

Melanie Greenberg is President and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding.  She was formerly the President and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, as well as Associate Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford and also the deputy director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.

Bruce Jones is Director and Senior Fellow at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University and the former deputy research director of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change.

Lorelei Kelly is Research Fellow and Smart Congress policy lead with the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation.  She has been the co-founder of other other initiatives including the Afghanistan Congressional Communications Hub and  She is based at X-Lab.  Previously, she taught with the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation.

Brian Lennon is the director of Community Dialogue in Northern Ireland and a former columnist for the Irish News. He is also a member of the Dialogue for Diversity Management Committee, and a Jesuit priest who served as executive chair of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in Dublin.

Vincent Maphai is the chairman of BHP Billiton in South Africa. He is the former chair of the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation and the corporate affairs director of South African Breweries. He was the vice president of the South African Academy of Sciences and vice president of the African Association of Political Science.

Avishai Margalit is George F. Kennan Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study and Professor of Philosophy at Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Bob Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard University Law School. He is also the Director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project and Chair of the Harvard Negotiation Program Steering Committee.

Mahdev Mohan is Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Asian Peace-Building & Human Rights Programme at the Singapore Management University. He is also an international lawyer representing victims of mass crime before the UN-backed Khmer Rouge Tribunal.

Duncan Morrow is a Lecturer at the School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy at the University of Ulster.  He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Relations Council in Northern Ireland for nine years, the primary body responsible for funding and development of inter-community relations practice and policy in Northern Ireland.

Muli Peleg is a Professor of Political Communication at Tel Aviv University.  He is also Academic Director of the Strategic Dialogue Center at Netanya College, as well as Co-Director of the Israeli Leadership Project at One Voice.

Walid Salem is Director of the Center for Democracy and Community Development in Jerusalem, and a former journalist. He serves on the board of directors for many community organizations and is an ex-prisoner who was formerly a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Chana Teeger is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology Department at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Harvard University in 2013. Her research focuses on how difficult and traumatic pasts are represented in museums, truth commissions, and schools.