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Peter Dixon
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Peter Dixon is a Research Scientist in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Peter’s work focuses on the relationship between the state, international organizations and local communities in contexts affected by violence. His research asks how local knowledge and experience matter for broader, transformative solutions toward peace and justice, both in the United States and abroad. His work spans traditional disciplinary boundaries and geographies, putting him in touch with fields like sociology, law, policy, political science and peacebuilding. His research is informed by his training in social theory and mixed-methodologies as well as his experience working in international organizations like the United Nations and International Criminal Court.

Peter received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Research Scientist at the peacebuilding and research NGO, Everyday Peace Indicators and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. His work has been published in a broad range of academic journals covering transitional justice, human rights, law and society, and political science. He has received support for his work from the National Science Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, Humanity United and the Inter-American Foundation.