Faculty

The Faculty of EFP-International is comprised of experts in fields of education, psychology, law, conflict resolution, political science, history, religion, peace studies and sociology. The senior faculty is complemented with a large number of educators from various countries with a minimum of two years of intensive training in EFP concepts and methodologies. EFP Training programs of EFP-International are administered by the Academic Council of EFP-International with following membership:

Dr. H. B. Danesh is the founder and president of the International Education for Peace Institute and the former president of Landegg International University, Switzerland (1998–2003). He is a retired professor of conflict resolution and peace education at Landegg International University (1998–2003) and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, Canada (1973–1983). Dr. Danesh has conducted research and published on issues of peace education, leadership studies, the causes and prevention of violence, Conflict-Free Conflict Resolution (CFCR), and the psychology of spirituality. He is the creator of the Education for Peace Program.

Dr. Roshan P. Danesh is a lawyer, consultant, and scholar, who works, teaches, and publishes in the areas of conflict resolution, constitutional law, law and religion, and public law. Dr. Danesh was previously the chair of Department of Conflict Resolution at Landegg International University, Switzerland. He is the co-author of Conflict-Free Conflict Resolution (CFCR) Program and creator of the Youth Peacebuilders Network (YPN) of the Education for Peace Program. He completed his doctoral studies at Harvard Law School, his law degree at the University of Victoria, and his undergraduate studies at McGill University. Dr. Danesh currently lives in Vancouver where he works with First Nations on nation-building, constitutional, legal, and dispute resolution issues.

Sara Clarke-Habibi, MA, was Associate Director of the International Education for Peace Institute, Switzerland from 2002–2006. Ms. Clarke-Habibi was national coordinator of the Education for Peace pilot project in Bosnia-Herzegovina from June 2000 to January 2002, and has since remained an advisor to its program and policy activities. She is co-author of the Education for Peace Curriculum Resource Book and the multi-media EFP-World e-Learning Program. She completed her Master of Arts in Consultation and Conflict Resolution at Landegg International University, Switzerland, and her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Ethics, Society and the Law at the University of Toronto. Ms. Clarke-Habibi currently resides in Switzerland.

Stacey Makortoff, MA, Ph.D Candidate is the Academic Program Coordinator for EFP-International in Vancouver and has completed her MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European University Centre for Peace Studies in Austria. After completing her degrees in Home Economics and Education at the University of British Columbia, she taught at a secondary school level locally for one year before moving to Bangkok Thailand where Stacey taught Kindergarten and Grade 1 in a Reggio-Emilia oriented international school for four years. Stacey completed an EFP-Internship in Bosnia and Herzegovina prior to joining EFP-International in her current capacity in 2004.

Naghmeh Sobhani MA is the Director of the EFP–BALKANS office, based in Sarajevo. She has directed all Education for Peace programs implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2001 and has been instrumental in the success of EFP in this higly conflicted, post-war society Naghmeh has field experience in human resource and project management in the USA, Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo, Eritrea and Ethiopia. She has administrative experience in educational institutions including Banani International School in Zambia, and the University of Connecticut, USA.

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