Cassandra Lawrence

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Cassandra Lawrence is the coordinator of the President’s Challenge international program (the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum) at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. She works at the intersection of religion and diplomacy. Currently, she is working with the Al Amana Centre and the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers researching and developing training for the diplomatic community to better engage religious and traditional peacemakers. Lawrence is a mediator trained by Mediation Northern Ireland, community trust builder, and an interfaith community organizer. She has a B.A. in religious studies from the University of British Columbia and master's degree in comparative ethnic conflict from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, concentrating on Islamic nonviolence in Palestine.
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