Tobias Greiff

Professorial Lecturer for International AffairsAffiliate Researcher at the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution, 
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
Director of f-r-e-e U.S. (friendship-respect-enrichement-engagement), 
U.S. and German non-profit organization working in peace and community building
241 S. 49th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19139, USA 

Phone: 703-254-4919

Tobias Greiff is a conflict analyst specializing in intergroup/interethnic conflicts in the Balkans. The research he focuses on is the emergence of new violent actors in post-war settings, the political use of cultural matrixes (symbols, discourses, rituals) to mobilize, legitimize and justify violence, and intergroup positioning processes that challenge local moral orders and pose threats to the security and stability of nation states and communities. Tobias teaches conflict resolution at the Elliott School of International Affairs (George Washington University), the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (George Mason University), and the School for Professional and Extended Studies at American University; and is affiliated with the Center for Political Practice and Order (University of Erfurt, Germany), the Center for Narrative and Conflict Resolution, and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously Tobias worked as a visiting researcher at the Departments of Government and Psychology at Georgetown University, the Department for International Relations and International Organizations at the University of Groningen, and the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility, and Reconciliation at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. Next to Tobias’ academic engagements, he serves as the director of f-r-e-e U.S. (friendship-respect-enrichment-engagement), an international non-profit organization working in peace and community building in post-war environments.

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