President and CEO, PeaceTech Lab
Dr. Sheldon Himelfarb is the president and CEO of the PeaceTech Lab. He joined USIP from The Corporate Executive Board, where he was on the Technology Practice Leadership Team. Prior to this, he served as foreign policy adviser to a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the head of North American Documentary Development for Yorkshire TV, and the CEO/executive producer for Common Ground Productions.
He is an award-winning filmmaker, former commentator for National Public Radio (Sunday Morning Edition), and author of numerous articles on politics, popular culture and conflict. He has managed peacebuilding programs in numerous conflicts, including Bosnia, Iraq, Angola, Liberia, Macedonia, and Burundi and received the Capitol Area Peace Maker award from American University. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University.