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Jared is a conflict intervention specialist, researcher, and educator whose diverse intermediary experiences encompass training, consulting, and advising roles for clients that range from government agencies & diplomatic missions, to businesses and civil society organizations. A native of Vermont, Jared has lived in five countries, and works globally through professional-level fluency in Portuguese and Spanish. He draws expertise from over 15 years of engagement and experience facilitating conflict & transformation processes, intercultural team-building & leadership enrichment, military deployment & reintegration, urban violence prevention practices, and socio-educational program development. He has taught and lectured at higher-educational institutions including the University of Maryland, the Columbia University of New York, Costa Rica’s Universidad Nacional, and the American University of Washington, DC. At Champlain, Jared teaches courses on Advanced Mediation, Systems Theory, International Conflict Studies, and Ethics for Conflict Professionals in the MSMACS program.
Jared’s current research examines the role of mediators in the context of urban violence and social change in Brazil’s periphery communities. His work has been featured on numerous Brazilian radio and television outlets, an example of which you can see here as he discusses a workshop on restorative justice principles for practitioners working within Brazil’s prison system.