Alison Milofsky

Director, Curriculum and Training Design, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

Alison Milofsky is the director of curriculum and training design in the Institute’s Academy where she specializes in curriculum development and teacher education as well as training design, facilitation, and intergroup dialogue. Milofsky also develops curricula and workshops for the Institute’s Global Peacebuilding Center, which introduces young audiences to peacebuilding through multimedia exhibits and educational programs.

Milofsky edited the Institute’s Peacebuilding Toolkits for Educators and provides workshops for educators on how to infuse peacebuilding concepts into their teaching. She has conducted programs for educators in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as workshops at conferences throughout the U.S. 

Milofsky teaches the Academy’s facilitation course and teaches intergroup dialogue at the University of Maryland. She regularly conducts trainings on communication and negotiation skills for U.N. peacekeepers in Africa.

Before joining the Institute in 2002, Milofsky was associate director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Washington, D.C. regional office, where she designed and implemented anti-bias education programs and trained police officers on hate crimes and extremism. Earlier, she served in Peace Corps/Slovakia as a teacher trainer. 

Milofsky holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University and a doctorate in education policy, with a specialization in curriculum theory and development, from the University of Maryland. 

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Alison Milofsky
June 19, 2011
This Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators is designed to support the work of educators as peacebuilders. We believe that young people have tremendous capacity, as individuals and as a community, to learn about and contribute to international conflict management, and that educators can channel students’ energy and enthusiasm in positive ways.
Alison Milofsky
June 19, 2011
This Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators is designed to support the work of educators as peacebuilders. We believe that young people have tremendous capacity, as individuals and as a community, to learn about and contribute to international conflict management, and that educators can channel students’ energy and enthusiasm in positive ways.

Articles & Analysis by this Expert

May 1, 2014
By:
Alison Milofsky, Maria Jessop

Dialogue has been around as long as humans faced with a crisis have gathered in circles to talk. It is one of the oldest forms of conflict resolution and is still, when well-conceived and executed, one of the most effective. But the familiarity of dialogue can lead to oversimplification or to the perception that it is easier to do successfully than is actually the case.

February 12, 2014
by
Alison Milofsky, Jacqueline H. Wilson, Linda Bishai
October 17, 2013
by
Alison Milofsky, Dominic Kiraly, Lauren Van Metre
October 18, 2012
by
Alison Milofsky, Theodore Feifer
by
Alison Milofsky, Dominic Kiraly, Jeffrey Helsing, Lauren Van Metre