S. Ayse Kadayifci-OrellanaSenior Fellow
Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana received her Ph.D. from American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C., in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Conflict Analysis from University of Kent in Canterbury, England.
Her core areas of expertise include: Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in the Muslim World, Gender and Peacebuilding, Countering Violent Extremism, Interfaith Dialogue, Religion and Peacebuilding, and Evaluation and Monitoring of Peacebuilding and Development Programs. Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana has taught, lectured and published extensively in the fields of Peacebuilding and Development, Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution and Mediation, and Interfaith and Intrafaith Dialogues, among others.
As a scholar-practitioner, Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana has also facilitated dialogues and training workshops and worked on conflict resolution curriculum development in various countries including Turkey, Israel, Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Chad, Niger, Kenya, Pakistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Kadayifci-Orellana has authored Standing On an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives of War and Peace in the Palestinian Territories and co-authored the edited Anthology on Islam and Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice.