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Hrach Gregorian IPCR Program Director Peace, Human Rights & Cultural Relations

Hrach Gregorian
(202) 885-6698 (Office)
SIS | Peace, Human Rights & Cultural Relations
School of International Service 240
2-5 Thursdays & by appointment
Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., Brandeis University
B.A., Boston University

Hrach Gregorian is the MA International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program Director at the School of International Service, American University. He is a Strategic Partner at the Washington-based INGO, RESOLVE, and a member of the graduate faculty at Royal Roads University and the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary. He is also Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, and Distinguished Alumnus, Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute.

For over thirty-five years Gregorian has been active in deep cultural and risk analysis in fragile states, with field experience in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, Central and East Asia. Gregorian served as one of the founding program directors of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). He developed the Institute’s first professional training program in conflict analysis and negotiation. He is also one of the co-founders of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, the largest US-based membership organization of institutions and professionals in the field of peace and conflict management.
For the Media
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Spring 2024

  • SIS-734 Int'l Peace & Confl Res Sem II

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Conflict Mitigation/Peacebldng

Summer 2024

  • SIS-730 Skills Inst in Int'l Affairs: Art and Post-War Healing

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Peacebuilding N Ireland: WAVE

Fall 2024

  • SIS-612 Qual Research Methods in PCR

  • SIS-733 Int'l Peace & Confl Res Sem I

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Conflict Mitigation/Peacebldng

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

 Professor Gregorian’s research focuses on interagency coordination in peace operations, capacity-building in fragile states, energy and conflict, countering violent extremism, localizing peace, and the effect of art on trauma healing. Professor Gregorian is dedicated to exploring emerging and innovative fields in peacebuilding.