Dr. Jeffrey Helsing is the Dean of Curriculum at the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace.  Dr. Helsing focuses on education in international relations, conflict resolution, human rights and peace studies. For the past five years, Helsing has worked with groups in Israel and the Palestinian Authority training educators, NGO workers, university students and young leaders in developing conflict resolution, nonviolence, human rights, and communication and facilitation skills.  His public lecture is sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance.