Barbara H. Hartford

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Barbara has served URI since 1997 managing the start-up areas of Operations and Financial Management, Human Resources and Communications/PR. She is now the Director of Peacebuilding Initiatives and is focused on launching the Traveling Peace Academy to deliver trainings throughout the URI network.   Program highlights have been producing the "URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide," a confluence of the principles of URI with conflict transformation and appreciative methodologies co-authored with Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Cynthia Sampson, etc., and creating a two-year URI Pilot Program in Moral Imagination, taught by John Paul Lederach, for URI community activist peacebuilders from Uganda, Ethiopia, India, the Philippines.

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