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Matt Waldman

Matt Waldman is a Senior Advisor at the European Institute of Peace, Senior Mediation Advisor at the United States Institute of Peace, an Associate at Oxford University’s Centre for International Studies, and Director of the Center for Empathy in International Affairs.

Previously, Matt served as a special advisor to UN envoys: the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, the UN Special Representative for Somalia, the UN Special Envoy for Syria, and the UN Special Representative for Afghanistan. He has undertaken mediation work in the Middle East and Africa with the European Institute of Peace and Inter Mediate.

Matt has undertaken academic research and teaching on psychology in foreign policymaking, conflict resolution and mediation effectiveness. He has held fellowships at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Clare College, Cambridge University.