Jonathan Rudy

Jonathan (Jon) E. Rudy 

As Peacemaker-in-Residence for Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking Jon teaches Peace and Conflict Studies as well as resources the college in peace related co-curricular offerings. He is Senior Advisor for Human Security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Senior Fellow at the Social Enterprise Service Group as a subject matter expert. As a Fulbright Specialist, Jon has been invited to Pune, India to resource a Liberal Arts University in their Peace and Conflict Studies program. He is on the roster of UNDP ExPres preapproved consultants in conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Current topics training topics Jon is focusing his energies on include practical active bystander nonviolence, human security, and civil society and peacebuilding. He is a regular facilitator at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute and University of Hargeisa, Somaliland.

With more than more than thirty-five years of learning from his mistakes in 30 countries in Asia and Africa, Jon has focused his efforts at peacebuilding and conflict transformation at community and middle-out leadership.  See for a complete list of Jon’s experience.

Jon has an MA in Religion with a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite Seminary/University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He earned a Teaching for Higher Education Certificate from Temple University and has a BA in International Development, an AA in Industrial Arts and Minor in Communications from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.

Jon’s African work experience includes the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Jon’s Asian work experience includes the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

Jon has been invited to speak and/or facilitate workshops in: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Lao PDR, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Somaliland, Thailand, The United States and Zimbabwe.

*Regular blogging on my trips to Africa and Asia are found at:

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