Janet Gerson,

​ Ed.D. Columbia University, peace educator, writer, artist, activist. ​Facilitator, Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory (1997-present). Education Director, International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) (2001-present). Co-Director, Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University (2001- 2010). Wrote Public Deliberation on Global Justice: The World Tribunal on Iraq, which received a Peace and Justice Studies Association Dissertation Award. Research: contentious politics, social movements, democratizing justice, public deliberation, conflict processes, peace pedagogy. Member, Editorial Board In Factis Pax. Painter, former choreographer and dancer who used the arts for community building primarily in the immigrant community of Washington Heights/Inwood, New York City.