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Craig Christopher Collins

Craig Christopher Collins

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Academic training

2004 | Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy

1994 | Bachelor of Arts

Professional profile

Professional background

2019 - 2021 | Yarmouth School Department | High School Social Studies Teacher | Taught courses in history, government and economics

2015 - 2017 | Maine Center for Creativity | Executive Director | Developed and launched program to promote social and economic development through large-scale, collaborative public art projects; mobilized local officials, artists, art educators, local non-profits and hundreds of community volunteers to create art

2012 - 2014 | United Nations | Peace and Development Advisor | Advice & analysis for UN Secretariat, Resident Coordinator and UN agencies in Maldives; dialogue facilitation; engagement w/national and international partners; design/implementation of support to civil society & governance institutions

2005 - 2006 | United Nations Development Program | Specialist on Regional Assistance for Conflict Prevention | Advice & support to Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat around conflict prevention strategies; facilitation of Fiji Government-civil society dialogue process on informal settlements; trainings; policy formulation

2004 - 2012 | Initiative on Quiet Diplomacy | Coordinator | Program design, implementation & management; partnerships; support to dialogue processes; institutional support to IGOs; development of mediator handbook series; trainings

2003 - 2003 | United Nations Development Program | Consultant | Assessment of Solomon Islands law and policy around stockpile, trade & possession of small arms; peparation of report for UN Program of Action on Small Arms & Light Weapons; support to National Peace Council Weapons Free Village Campaign

2001 - 2002 | Oxfam America | Public Communications Officer | Engagement w/general public and donors regarding mission, programs and advocacy campaigns; support to Gates Foundation funded Youth Leadership program

Publications

Craig Collins; Jon Fraenkel (2012). Conflict Prevention in the Commonwealth: The 2000 Fiji Coup. International Negotiation, 17(3).

Craig Collins; John Packer (2011). Quiet Diplomacy: Preventing Conflict through Discreet Engagement. Routledge.

Craig Collins; Kristen DeRemer (2010). SCR 1325 and Women's Participation: Operational Guidelines for Conflict Resolution and Peace Processes. Folke Bernadotte Academy.

Craig Collins; John Packer (2006). Options and Techniques for Quiet Diplomacy. Folke Bernadotte Academy.

Recent teaching

Bachelor degrees and double majors

Practicum Degree in International Relations

International Development Cooperation System Degree in International Relations

Seminar IV: Conflict Analysis Degree in International Relations

Seminar VII: Internship Follow-up Degree in International Relations

Seminar I: Communication Skills and International current events Degree in International Relations

Seminar II: The Actors of International Relations Degree in International Relations

Seminar III: Conflict Analysis Degree in International Relations

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