Senior Researcher, START
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Dr. Peter Weinberger is a Senior Researcher with a focus on countering violent extremism (CVE). He is a specialist on the role of religion in shaping identity, and related religious approaches to managing and addressing issues of conflict. He also has expertise on the interplay of psychosocial factors with security and conflict, how issues like stress and trauma can be understood and addressed when designing and implementing strategies for community resilience. Weinberger has worked in the Middle East, Northern Ireland and the western Balkans.
Prior to joining START, Weinberger was a Senior Program Officer at the U.S. Institute of Peace (2008-2015), an Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University (2004-2008) and a Research Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University (2003-2004). He received his doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics.
- London School of Economics, Ph.D., International Relations
- American University, M.A., International Peace and Conflict Resolution
- George Washington University, B.A., International Affairs
- Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals of UK Universities: Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORS Award), 1999-2001
- Senior Program Officer, U.S. Institute of Peace, 2008-2015
- Assistant Professor, American University, 2004-2008
- Research Professor, George Mason University, 2003-2004