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Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

2016 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies
April 5, 2016

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is the co-founder and executive director of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN.) She is also an author specializing in gender, equality and non-violence. As a field researcher and activist, she has worked extensively with the United Nations training governments and NGOs worldwide in peacemaking. From 2002 to 2005, Anderlini was the director of the Women Waging Peace Policy Commission where she directed field research on women’s contributions to conflict prevention, security and peacemaking in 12 countries. Between 2005 and 2014, Anderlini was a research associate and senior fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies. In 2011, she was the first senior expert on Gender and Inclusion on the U.N.’s Mediation Standby Team. While at UMass Lowell, Anderlini’s residency includes lecturing in “Perspectives on Human Rights,” a multidisciplinary graduate seminar offered by the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and Political Science Department, where students can gain special insight from his unique expertise on the topic.