Lesley Connolly

Lesley Connolly is a former Research Assistant on the Global Peace Operations Review Program at the New York University’s Center on International Cooperation. She has recently joined the Center for Peace Operations at the International Peace Institute. Previously, Ms. Connolly was a Senior Program Officer in the Peacebuilding Unit at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) based in Durban, South Africa (2012-2015). Here she focused on policy development and capacity building to address the root causes of violence and encourage reconciliation throughout the continent. She holds a Masters of Philosophy in Social Justice and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree majoring in Justice and Transformation both from the University of Cape Town. Twitter:  @lesleyconnolly3