We’re a team of culturally and cognitively diverse people whose varied skills and experiences allow us to see the world from different perspectives.

Our moral imaginations bring us together to create more inclusive and understanding communities around the world.

Leadership

Malual Bol Kiir
Malual Bol Kiir
Board Member. Co-Founder, African Youth Action Network

Supporting youth as agents of peace & conflict resolution. South Sudanese peace & human rights activist; UN High Commission for Refugees’ Global Refugee Youth Consultations; Advisory Group Member for Youth, Peace and Security; Women’s Refugee Commission’s Voices of Courage Award & Right To Play Champion for Children Award

Mary DeBree
Mary DeBree
Board Member. Manager, Content Policy, Facebook

Managing online counter-terrorism, hate speech, and safety policies. Formerly Special Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Ambassador Samantha Power; Senate Foreign Relations Committee; IRC – Uganda; Fulbright Scholar – Vietnam. Masters in International Affairs, Georgetown University & Bachelor’s degree, Skidmore College.

Amitabh “Ami” Desai
Amitabh “Ami” Desai
Board Member. International Affairs Expert

Advising on international affairs, conflict resolution, and economic development. Formly Foreign Policy Adviser to President Clinton; Aide to then-Senator Hillary Clinton; JPMorgan M&A; UN DPA; Greater NY Hospital Foundation; Master’s degree, Foreign Policy, Columbia University; Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Michael Lenihan
Michael Lenihan
Board Member. Founder and CEO, Public Sentiment

Building trust and understanding between people. Formerly Program Fellow, Clinton Global Initiative; Fellow, European Stability Initiative, Berlin & Istanbul; Senior Associate, Hattaway Communications; Northeast Outreach, Hillary For President; Bachelor’s in Public Policy and Law; Master’s in International Affairs & Conflict Resolution.

Michele Malejki
Michele Malejki
Board Member. Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP

Developing global educational, women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship programs; Advisor, UN Women’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change, HP LIFE Foundation, President’s Advisory Council of Cornell Women; Formerly Deputy Director of Program, CGI; Alliance for Financial Inclusion – Thailand; One Acre Fund – Cambodia; JPMorgan.

Helena Puig Larrauri
Helena Puig Larrauri
Board Member. Director and Co-Founder, Build Up

Amplifying citizen participation in peace processes. Board member of Elva Community Engagement; Formerly advised UN agencies, multilateral organizations, and international NGOs; led UNDP peacebuilding program in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains; Boards of International Alert, ImpactHub Barcelona, and Stand-by Task Force.

Peter Rothberg
Peter Rothberg
Board Member. Partner, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Advising business organizations and venture capital firms. Has represented venture funds, buy-out funds and others for clients like National Securities Corporation, Enhanced Capital, and Stonehenge Capital. Formerly at the Securities and Exchange Commission; Commodity Futures Trading Commission, in Washington, D.C.

Inma Varandela
Inma Varandela
Partner and Lead Designer, Public Sentiment

Helping people navigate the complex times we live in by making daily activities as seamless as possible – regardless of their cultural level, origin, or economic status. Clients include BBVA, Cuvee Beauty, and Victoria Beckham; Bachelor’s in Journalism, Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca;  BA in Photography, IEF in Barcelona, Spain.

Advisors

Chris Chavez
Chris Chavez

Co-Founder, Executive Board Member, Prime Produce

Suzanne Dikker
Suzanne Dikker
Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher, NYU
Doug Hattaway
Doug Hattaway
President, Hattaway Communications
Dacher Keltner
Dacher Keltner
Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley; Faculty Director, Greater Good Science Center
John Klotnia
John Klotnia
Creative Director, Opto Design
Giselle Lopez
Giselle Lopez
Technical Manager, Technology for Communities in Transition, Creative Development Lab
Matthew Minor
Matthew Minor
Director, International Programs, SOLVE | MIT
Magogodi Makhene
Magogodi Makhene
Writer
Chouchou Namegabe
Chouchou Namegabe
Founder, Anzafrika; Founder and Director, South Kivu Women’s Media Association
Akaya Windwood
Akaya Windwood
Principle, Wisebridge

Partners

URBANTECH | NYC

Proud member of The Grid, an initiative of NYC’s Economic Development Corporation and CIV:LAB, working alongside urban tech innovators to cultivate dynamic, resilient communities across New York City, and beyond. Check out the network’s mind-blowing work!

BEYOND CONFLICT

Public Sentiment and Beyond Conflict are working together to use neuroscience and psychology research to revolutionize peacebuilding and community engagement – transforming how we design interventions to measurably promote social change. Check it out!