Alison Milofsky

Senior Program Officer, Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding

Alison Milofsky is a senior program officer 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

February 12, 2014
By:
Alison Milofsky, Jacqueline H. Wilson, Linda Bishai

Members of the South Sudanese diaspora gathered at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) last week to explore ways of fostering their national unity, supporting peace efforts in a conflict with tribal dimensions and countering online speech that disparages people of other tribes.

October 17, 2013
by
Alison Milofsky, Dominic Kiraly, Lauren Van Metre
October 18, 2012
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Alison Milofsky, Theodore Feifer
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Alison Milofsky, Dominic Kiraly, Jeffrey Helsing, Lauren Van Metre
February 15, 2012
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Alison Milofsky