International Advisory Council

Beyond Conflict has drawn on the talents and advice of many distinguished individuals to help guide, influence and support our work.
The International Advisory Council consists of a diverse network of distinguished leaders from seventeen countries on five continents and includes four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. This board also incorporates the expertise of six former Heads of State, five executive ministers and political party leaders, members of national and international judiciaries and transitional justice and reconciliation commissions. Members of the International Advisory Board regularly contribute their experience, knowledge and advice to advance and support Beyond Conflict’s programming.

Wendy Luers

President at The Foundation for a Civil Society

José Maria Argueta

Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the Organization of American States (OAS)

Oscar Arias

Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Costa Rica

Paul Arthur

University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Hanan Ashrawi

Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, Jerusalem

George Biddle

Former Executive Vice President, International Rescue Committee

Naomi Chazan

Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Former president of the New Israel Fund, School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Jose Maria Figueres

Former President, Costa Rica

Richard Goldstone

Former Chief Justice, Constitutional Court of South Africa and Former First Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, South Africa

Stephen Heintz

President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, United States

James LeMoyne

Former Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Colombia, United States

Roelf Meyer

Former Minister of Constitutional Affairs, and Former Chief Negotiator in the talks to end Apartheid, South Africa

Adam Michnik

Co-Founder, Solidarity Movement and Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborzca, Poland

Eric S. Nonacs

Senior Advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation

Dimitrina Petrova

Former executive director of Equal Rights Trust, National Endowment for Democracy fellow, Program Director of SOS Children’s Villages

John Podesta

Founder, Center for American Progress, Former Chief of Staff for President Clinton and Counselor to President Barack Obama, United States

Jon Snow

Anchor, Channel 4 News, Great Britain

Dick Spring

Former Tánaiste and Foreign Minister, Republic of Ireland

Rose Styron

Human Rights Activist and Poet, United States

Jan Urban

Co-Founder Chapter 77 Movement and Journalist, Czech Republic

In memoriam:

Alex Boraine

Vice Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa

Mikhail Gorbachev

Former Secretary General of the USSR and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Russia

Maurice Hayes

Senator, Republic of Ireland

Vaclav Havel

Former President, Czech Republic

Nelson Mandela

Former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, South Africa

Shimon Peres

Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Israel

José Zalaquett

Member, the National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation, Chile