Jeff Helsing

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Research Associate Professor
Executive Director of the Better Evidence Project

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Jeffrey Helsing is Executive Director of the Better Evidence Project and Research Associate Professor in the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution.  Prior to joining the Carter School, he spent over 20 years at the United States Institute of Peace, including as Associate Vice President where he led USIP’s education and training programs as well as curriculum development that included conflict resolution training for civil society organizations, peacebuilding practitioners, youth and religious leaders, humanitarian aid workers, and diplomats.  Helsing has taught a broad range of subjects, including conflict resolution, analysis of war and peace, negotiations, human rights and conflict, comparative foreign policies, American foreign policy and international relations theory, and helped develop a master’s degree concentration in international relations at the American University in Cairo. His published articles have focused on conflicts in the Middle East and he co-edited Human Rights and Conflicton the links between human rights, humanitarian law and peacebuilding.  He has also written articles and delivered numerous conference papers on the impact of education policies and projects in conflict zones.  Helsing holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University and a doctorate in political science from Columbia University.