Expert Voices

Search’s leaders and innovators regularly share their expertise at events all over the world. Find recent highlights below!


Nigeria: Conflict in the Middle Belt, 9/27
Olubukola Ademola-Adelehin, Conflict Analyst at Search – Nigeria, testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress regarding the conflict between Muslim farmers and Christian herders in Nigeria’s Middle Belt.

Democracy in Rwanda, 9/27
Mike Jobbins, our Global Affairs and Partnerships Director, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding land conflict and democracy in Rwanda.

We The Future, 9/21
On International Day of Peace, our President and CEO Shamil Idriss led the closing panel of We The Future – Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions. The event, organized by the Skoll Foundation, the UN Foundation, and TED, saw the participation of some of the world’s leading peace activists and leaders.

Strengthening the Foundations of Peace, 9/20
Our President and CEO Shamil Idriss discussed how the 2030 Agenda reduces global levels of violence and sustains peace at this event by the International Peace Institute, Mercy Corps, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Expanding the Role of Youth in Building Peace and Security, 8/8
Rachel Walsh Taza, Coordinator of Children & Youth Programs at Search, presented new ideas and resources for strengthening the role of young people who build peace and security in their communities around the world at the United States Institute of Peace.

U.S. Premiere of The Journey, 6/15
In partnership with IFC, we hosted the U.S. Premiere of The Journey, directed by Nick Hamm and starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, and John Hurt. The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of Ireland’s history. Watch the Q&A with the stars.

Conflict Truths, 5/8
Our President and CEO Shamil Idriss discussed how we can mend the polarization of our society and resolve disputes nonviolently with NPR station KNPR.

Building Inclusive, Stronger Peace Processes, 1/31
Michael Shipler, Regional Director for Asia, shared insight from decades of work around establishing sustainable peace processes around the world at January’s Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum.