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Timothy Phillips


Founder and CEO 
Beyond Conflict 


Timothy Phillips, a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution and reconciliation, is the founder of Beyond Conflict, a global initiative that is internationally recognized for contributions to the field of transitional justice in post-communist Europe.

Using the unique approach of shared experience, Beyond Conflict has helped catalyze the peace and reconciliation processes in several nations, including Northern Ireland, El Salvador, and South Africa. Under Phillips’ leadership, Beyond Conflict launched its Innovation Lab, a research and development unit that applies behavioral and brain science to real world issues to design and promote new tools that reduce conflict, increase tolerance, and facilitate positive social change.

Phillips has advised the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and the Council of Europe and has been a frequent speaker in national and international forums, including the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Congress. He also helped launch and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Club of Madrid, a forum for about 90 former democratic heads of state and government.