Charles Davidson

Professor, George Mason University

Dr. Charles E. Davidson directs the Political Leadership Academy at George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. He is also scholar-practitioner of conflict resolution focusing on civil war, insurgency, and vulnerable populations with 15 years of experience in peacebuilding in war-torn countries working most recently in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and previously in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda, Colombia, and Burundi. He has conducted scholarly research in Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia, Tunisia, and across Europe. He is also the director of the Carter School's Peace Collaboration with the Rotary Club and is the founder and President of Innovations in Peacebuilding International, an organization which works to creatively accompany peace in war-torn countries.