Steven Leach is a peacebuilder practicing conflict transformation as a researcher, facilitator, and consultant. He has lived and worked in South Africa, Uganda, and Tanzania, partnering with local communities to analyze conflict and strategize for change. He is the author of Preventing Violence: Community-Based Approaches to Early Warning and Early Response, part of the Zurich-based Center for Security Studies’ CSS Mediation Resources series. He is a Security Fellow with the Truman National Security Project and is an ordained Presbyterian minister graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary. Views expressed are his own.
Steven completed his PhD at London Metropolitan University, writing his dissertation on the flawed framework and adverse consequences of U.S.-funded CVE programs in East Africa.