Eleftherios A Michael

Professorial Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise

Conflict Analysis, Conflict Resolution, International Peacemaking and Peace Studies

Eleftherios Michael is formerly the Academic Director of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Program of the Washington Semester at American University in Washington, DC. At AU, Dr. Michael taught core international peace and conflict resolution seminars and a research methods course to undergraduate and graduate students each semester. The courses blended traditional classroom learning with experiential learning methodologies that included intensive three-week field study trips to conflict and post-conflict zones.

Dr. Michael has also worked in higher education administration, both at American University, where he served as an Associate Dean of Faculty, and at Notre Dame of Maryland University where he was an Associate Dean of International Education. At NDMU he worked with faculty and students across the university to implement experiential and active service learning abroad programs.

In addition to his university teaching and administrative experience, Dr. Michael has worked as a consultant for nonprofit peacebuilding organizations and has trained hundreds of students and community leaders in conflict resolution, peace education and collaborative problem-solving skills. Currently, he is the founder and president of In Peace I Believe (a non-profit dedicated to publishing the stories of ordinary people performing extraordinary acts towards peace in conflict zones).

Current Research

The Nexus of Peacekeeping, Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in International Relations


BA in Business and Economics McDaniel College; MS and PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution - School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution; George Mason University


E.A. Michael (2015) “Peacemaking Strategies in Cyprus: In Search of Lasting Peace,” published in 2015 by Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Classes Taught

Conflict Analysis and Resolution