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Chad Ford

John Doe

Associate Professor

The David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding



McKay Center


Chad Ford is an associate professor of Intercultural Peacebuilding and Director of the McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding at BYU-Hawaii. His emphasis has been in intercultural peacebuilding and mediation and he specializes in large group ethnic and religious conflict. He has led peacebuilding workshops and mediations around the world, including in the Middle East, Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Currently he's working on a major project in the Middle East with the Arbinger Institute and PeacePlayers International to create sustainable peace among Israeli and Palestinian communities. He is also helping steer a new project with PeacePlayers and Nike brining together inner city communities and law enforcement officers in Baltimore, Detroit, Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

Chad has a bachelor's degree in History from BYU-Hawaii, a master's degree from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School.