Dr. Yehuda Silverman
Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Ursuline College
Yehuda is the Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Ursuline College and he collaborates with the Office of Diversity to foster inclusion on campus. He is currently developing a course on Intrapersonal Peace and Conflict Prevention, which will include interreligious dialogue frameworks. Yehuda is an intercultural dialogue facilitator in coordination with Soliya and has facilitated courses such as “Communication and Identity in the Digital Age” and “Youth, Peace, and Security.” He also facilitates and mentors rising international social impact leaders in the Atlas Corps Virtual Leadership Institute. He has a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution, concentrating on international peace and his teaching and research interests focus on intrapersonal conflict to help prevent future calamities from occurring. He is a 2020 Initiatives of Change Community Trustbuilding Fellow, 2020 Teaching Human Rights Fellow, 2019 Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace, and a 2018 UNAOC Fellow, which has seen him travel to Morocco, Egypt and Qatar under the theme of “fostering youth resilience to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace.” He subsequently co-authored the peacebuilding recommendations report which was presented to the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.