Adriana Salcedo is a scholar-practitioner in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding with a focus on conflict, gender, identity and migration. She currently serves as Head of Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE), based in Costa Rica. She holds a Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from The Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University (Virginia, USA). She has conducted extensive research on forced migration, conflict and the social integration of refugees in the Andean region. She is deeply committed to achieving positive social change through non-violent means and to strengthening social actors including grass-roots organizations, indigenous communities and minority groups through her research and practice.
Adriana has taught courses at the Simón Bolívar Andean University in Ecuador, at George Mason University in Washington D.C. and at Boston University in conflict analysis, collaborative methodologies for building peace, mediation, gender and migration. She was a visiting professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at UPEACE (2017-2019) before joining UPEACE as resident professor.
As a practitioner, Adriana has provided training for the Northern Virginia Mediation Center, UNICEF, the Canadian Embassy in the Dominican Republic and the Observatory of Migration in the Caribbean (OBMICA). With more than fifteen years of experience in analyzing and transforming social conflicts, her professional practice has covered the Amazon basin, the Galapagos Islands and the Andean region (Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia), the United States, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Costa Rica.
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