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Emily Burd-Thomas
Co-founder/Director of Donor Relations/Consultant , International non-profit
Greensboro, NC, United States
I have an educational background in Government and International Affairs, and Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I have extensive experience in working with individuals and organizations of many different cultures and contexts, and am passionate about continuing to cultivate international relationships through the exchange of knowledge.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I have 6+ years of experience working in the legal field as a paralegal and 7+ years of training in peace studies and conflict analysis. I have also completed training in negotiation and conflict resolution in Cambodia, Cyprus and Malta.

I am the co-founder of an NGO, non-profit based in the United States and Kenya, but am looking to supplement my income with a position here in my field in the United States, or abroad, as well.
Education:
Master of Science Degree- Conflict Analysis and Resolution
George Mason University, The School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Fairfax, VA

Master of Arts Degree-Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security
University of Malta, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomacy
Malta, Europe

Bachelor of Arts-Government and International Affairs
George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fairfax, VA
Affiliations and Achievements:
Participant and presenter at the USA-France ICC Rotary International Peace Seminar in Paris, France, on Cultural Heritage and Peace. I presented on a case of heritage destruction, preservation and reconstruction in Cyprus, as well as an analysis of proposed reunification processes (Cyprus is embroiled in an ongoing, post-war/cold conflict that I have both personal and academic experience with).
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Spanish, Italian
    Nationality:
    United States
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