Dr. Jared L. Ordway
Senior Dialogue Facilitator
Dialogue, Mediation & Peace Support Structures
Jared L. Ordway joined the Berghof Foundation in 2016, and works directly with conflict stakeholders and peace multipliers to convene, facilitate, and provide tailored support for a range of processes and dialogue initiatives. In addition to conceptual development and contributions to Berghof Foundation publications, Jared also advises and lends facilitation and workshop design guidance in broad support of DMPSS initiatives.
Prior to joining Berghof, Jared served in a number of peacebuilding practitioner and educator roles for both public and private institutions and organizations. Some of his more recent work includes consultancies as a member of the UNDP Expert Roster for Rapid Response in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, and in the capacity of researcher and advisor on violence prevention and local peace-infrastructure efforts being carried out by network of residents and civil society organizations operating in urban periphery communities of south Brazil. As an educator, Dr. Ordway has held adjunct teaching appointments at the American University of Washington, DC, Champlain College's Woodbury Mediation Institute of Burlington, Vermont (USA), and The Columbia University of New York. His complementary endeavors as a scholar-practitioner and educator ultimately aim to discern, awaken, and enhance the ways in which conflict intervention capacities of organizations, networks, and teams can creatively interrupt visible and invisible reproductions of violence, along with their transmissions over time and into community spaces.
Jared holds a PhD from the University of Bradford (UK) and earned his Master and Bachelor degrees from American University's School of International Service. Dr. Ordway was also a 2012-2013 Marie Curie Actions Sustainable Peacebuilding Fellow, during which time he collaborated with the Centro de Estudos Sociais at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and the Instituto Vilson Groh (Brazil).