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.
Malual Bol Kiir
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Co-Founder, Executive Board Member, Prime Produce
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!
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!