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Jennifer Lynne Adjunct Professorial Lecturer International Service, School

Jennifer K. Lynne is the founder and CEO of TheContactProject, a global social enterprise providing platforms for human capacity development. TCP collaborates with people seeking sustainable relationships, social change, and global impact across sectors and around the world.

Dr. Lynne speaks widely on human adaptive capacity, identity, systems thinking and sustainable social development with contributions to the International Peace Research Association, the Human Dignity & Humiliation Studies consortium at Columbia University, the National Coalition of Dialogue & Deliberation, the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association and the Association for Conflict Resolution among others.

She has been honored as a Visiting Scholar at the Mind & Life Institute and served as the Professional Peacebuilding Practice Research Fellow at the Partnership for Sustainability and Peacebuilding at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition to her role at TheContactProject, she serves on the Global Advisory Board for the Chetanalaya Institute for Spirituality and Peace in Kathmandu, Nepal and as member of the advisory board for SheForumAfrica.

Jennifer studied Buddhist Philosophy and Peace Studies at Naropa University and holds a Masters in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, She received her PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England, Australia.
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Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Professional Services

  • Member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding-CEO Forum
  • Member Asia Pacific Peace Research Association
  • Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Member of the International Peace Research Association
  • Member of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies HDHS Core, Research and Education Teams

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

2014-2015 Peacebuilding Professional Practice Research Fellow, Partnership for Sustainability & Peacebuilding -University of Wisconsin                                                   

2013 Visiting Scholar, Mind & Life Institute -Amherst, MA



Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

BA-Peace Studies and Buddhist Psychology, Naropa University

MA-Conflict Transformation & Peacebuilding, Center for Justice and Peace-Eastern Mennonite University

PhD-Peace Studies, University of New England-Australia