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Diana Chigas is Professor of the Practice of International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and also services as Senior International Officer and Associate Provost at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. She currently also co-directs the Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy (CJL) Program, a research-to-practice initiative that aims to improve the effectiveness of anti-corruption programming in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.
Diana has over 30 years of experience as a facilitator and consultant in negotiation and conflict resolution. Her work has included development of strategies, training and advice on preventive diplomacy in the OSCE and the United Nations, “track two” dialogue in El Salvador, in South Africa, Ecuador/Peru, Georgia/South Ossetia and Cyprus. From 2003-2016, Diana co-directed the Reflecting on Peace Practice (RPP) at CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, an action research NGO dedicated to improving the effectiveness of international assistance in conflict-affected contexts. At CDA she focused on systemic approaches to conflict analysis and planning, reflection and evaluation to improve the impacts of peace programming. At CDA, Diana worked closely with Berghof staff and has been a Trustee since 2012. She received her B.A. from Yale University, a master’s degree from the Fletcher School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.