Jeff Pugh, President
Dr. Jeff Pugh is the International Executive Director of CEMPROC.
He is also Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College in Providence, RI.
He earned his bachelor degrees in Political Science and Speech Communication from the University of Georgia, and his MA and Ph.D in Political Science and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.
received additional professional training from the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution
(IIMCR) at el Instituto Tec de Monterrey, Mexico; the Baltimore Community Mediation Program; the Maryland Association of Community Mediation Centers; and others.
has authored two conflict resolution training manuals in Spanish, and has written articles on processes of international peace, sustainable development, environmental conflict, democratic participation and protest, and conflict in the migration field, several of which have received Best Paper recognitions.
doctoral dissertation received the Best Graduate Thesis of the Year award for 2011 from the Peace and Justice Studies Association
Jeff has served as a mediator with the community Mediation Program in Baltimore, and he has been a certified mediator with the Circuit Court of Baltimore and the Office of Dispute Resolution in Georgia.
has trained more than 2,000 adults and children from 10 countries in conflict management, peacebuilding, and human security, and he
has given invited talks at the United Nations Interagency Framework Team on Preventive Action, FLACSO-Ecuador, Brown University
, and other sites in the United States, Ecuador, and South Africa.
has developed innovative international education programs to teach international conflict resolution at the university level at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Georgia, and Providence College
These programs employ a combination of classroom learning, discussion, simulations, service learning, and other strategies.
In the past, Jeff served on the selection committee for the Delta Prize for Peace and Global Understanding, whose recipients included President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond tutu, President Mikhail Gorbachev, and others.
Currently, Jeff serves as the Vice-President and President-Elect of the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies. [Click here for full CV