Alexander Cromwell is an Instructor at the School of International Service and the School of Professional and Extended Studies. His research and teaching interests include peace education, youth and peacebuilding, leadership, program evaluation, intercultural competence, identity, and conflict transformation. He is also a Ph.D. Candidate at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, where he conducted his research in Pakistan focused on the long-term effects of peace education in conflict contexts. He specializes in programs with youth from conflict areas, with over 10 years of experience with youth programming, and has worked with groups from the Middle East, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and the United States. His recent projects include the Afghanistan-US Cross Cultural Peer Learning Program, a program that pairs American and Afghan students for online dialogue, and his work serving as a facilitator for Project Common Bond, a camp that works with youth who lost a family member through terrorism, violent extremism, or war. He also Co-Directed the Indonesia-U.S. Youth Leadership Program, which brought Indonesian high school students to the United States and American high school students to Indonesia for a conflict resolution and leadership education program. He previously taught courses at George Mason University on conflict transformation and identity.