Kim Hedge

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Kim Hedge "is Program Coordinator for the Civil Mobilization Program at Freedom House, Washington, D.C. Ms. Hedge has experience in research, field work, consulting, and teaching in the areas of international development, nonviolent conflict, humanitarian emergencies, and conflicts. Her field activity has included work on nonviolent struggle with Karenni refugees in Burma and youth activists in Zimbabwe. She has organized training for nonviolent movements, activists, and trainers in Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and elsewhere.

"Her research and writings have covered topics such as strategies for civilian action in Burma; nonviolent action in Zimbabwe; how structural violence can lead to genocide; post-conflict reconstruction; security and its effects on refugee flight and return with a particular focus on Afghanistan; internally displaced persons (IDPs); and conflict resolution. She also authored two pieces on Afghanistan related to women and food security.

"She holds a certificate in 2003 from Erasmus University, Rotterdam at the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, The Hague, Netherlands; an M.A. in International Development Studies/Conflict Studies from The George Washington University; and, a B.S. in Business Management from Bradley University." [1]

Before coming to Freedom House she was the Director of Programs and Research at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

"Ms. Hedge has several years of experience in research, field work, consulting, and teaching in the areas of international development, refugees, humanitarian emergencies, and conflicts, working with organizations such as Refugees International and Genocide Watch. Her field activity has included work with Karenni refugees on the Thai/Burma border.

"Ms. Hedge has also worked with NGOs in project management, strategic business planning, grant writing, investigative research, and data management and has taught and facilitated trainings on leadership and teambuilding. Prior to entering the field of international assistance, Ms. Hedge worked as a consultant for grant writing and project management for Cook County Hospital's HIV unit, The CORE Center, and an analyst for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

"Ms. Hedge's research and writings have covered topics such as strategies for civilian action in Burma; nonviolent action in Zimbabwe; how structural violence can lead to genocide; post-conflict reconstruction; security and its effects on refugee flight and return with a particular focus on Afghanistan; internally displaced persons (IDPs); and conflict resolution. Ms. Hedge also authored "Perspectives on Afghan Women" and "A New View of Food Security in Afghanistan: Strategies for the Reconstruction Process" which were posted on Reliefweb." (From 2005) [2]

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