Jessica Berns

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Jessica Berns "joined Brandeis in 2005 as Program Manager for Coexistence International (CI). As Program Manager she oversees all activities and programming conducted by CI and is responsible for program administration, fundraising, communications, supervision of staff and students, reporting to the Coexistence International Advisory Board, and liaisoning with CI's learning and evaluation partners. Jessica also serves as the Convener for two specific areas of work: Strategic Networking and Donor Engagement in Building a Complementary Approach to Coexistence Work. At the start of her tenure, Jessica led the participatory strategic planning process from June to September 2005 that created the framework for CI's work. Before coming to CI, Jessica spent five years in Berlin, Germany at Transparency International, the international anti-corruption non-governmental organization. While there, she worked closely with the Latin American civil society network and in the production of communication and advocacy tools. Jessica developed and edited the Corruption Fighters' Tool Kit. Jessica holds a Master's Degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She speaks Spanish and German and has lived and worked in Latin America and Europe. Jessica is a Board Member of the Alliance for Peacebuilding and sits on the Advisory Board of the 3D Security Initiative. Jessica is the Chair of the Board of the Children's Center of Brookline." [1]

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  1. Center Core Staff, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, accessed September 22, 2007.