Brandy Pech



Brandy Pech

Welcome to our community: How do you define PEACE?

The absence of structural, cultural, and direct violence AND the flourishment of human society!!!

How did you find this community?

Researching the term 'irenology'

Do you have any professional experience in the field of peace-research? peace-studies? peace-practice?

YES I have a Master’s Degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the American University in Washington, DC. I am a writer by trade and am on the Board of Directors for the United Nations Association of San Francisco. Plus a lot more!

Are you at all familiar with concepts of Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation?

Very familiar. I’ve studied Gandhi’s Satyagraha, the Handbook of Contemporary Conflict Resolution, Galtung’s research/theory, etc.

What are your primary conceptual interests and concerns

Nonviolence, positive peace, conflict transformation, conflict prevention, intra-personal conflict, African Affairs, cultural competency, transformative justice

What is your main regional focus?

(International Relations) the United States; Sub-Saharan Africa


– English, primary

– Spanish – intermediate

– Kiswahili – intermediate

– Arabic – beginner



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