About Me

Jonathan (Jon) E. Rudy is a global educator on the topics of human security, peacebuilding, conflict transformation and nonviolence. With more than more than thirty-five years of work in 35 countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, Jonathan has focused his efforts at transforming conflict at community and middle-out leadership.  His recent training energies have gone toward human security and civil society. He is an 18-year veteran facilitator at the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute and works regularly in East Africa including University of Hargeisa, Somaliland. He served as Peacemaker-in-Residence for Elizabethtown College’s Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking from 2012-2019. He is Senior Fellow for Human Security at the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Senior Fellow at the Social Enterprise Service Group as a subject matter expert in peacebuilding. He is a Fulbright Specialist and he is on the roster of UNDP ExpRes preapproved consultants in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. He is a core member of the Global Partners for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Working Group on Improving Practice. He recently facilitated workshops at the Initiatives of Change, Caux Forum on Just Governance for Human Security in Switzerland. 

Jon has an MA in Religion with a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite Seminary/University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He earned a Teaching for Higher Education Certificate from Temple University and has a BA in International Development, an AA in Industrial Arts and Minor in Communications from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.

African work experience includes the following countries: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Asian work experience includes the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. European work has included training in Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

See www.PeaceBuildingGlobal.com for a complete list of my experience.