2018 Peace Education Prize

Please join us in congratulating our dear Professor, Dr Marshall Ganz on winning the 2018 Peace Education Prize, awarded by the El Hibri Foundation.

Every year, the El Hibri Foundation organizes its annual Peace Award Ceremony celebrating individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing inclusion, building capacity, and organizing communities for positive social change.

The Peace Education Prize is awarded to individuals who have dedicated their lives to building inclusive communities in the United States and building the capacity of others to create positive social change. The prize is intended to celebrate and encourage individuals who embody the principles of peace, justice, and inclusion.

We are delighted to announce that our dear Professor, Dr Marshall Ganz, is the recipient of the 2018Peace Education Prize.

With this prize, the El Hibri Foundation honours and recognizes Dr Ganz’s decades of work in organizing communities to mobilize and build power to create positive social change.

The 2018 Peace Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 6 PM in Washington, DC. The evening will be filled with inspirational stories of change-makers from across the nation, music, artistic presentations, and delicious food.

The El Hibri Foundation generously offered a few spots at the Ceremony for LCN members. If interested, please reach out directly to us (info@leadingchangenetwork.org) so we can save a spot at the event for you.

Once again, congratulations to our dear Professor!

Leading Change Network


The 2018 Peace Education Prize

The 2018 Peace Education Prize

Dr. Marshall Ganz is an educator, organizer, and movement builder with decades of experience in organizing communities to mobilize and build power to create positive social change. He currently serves as a senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics. Through a single online course at Harvard University on “Leadership, Organizing, and Action: Leading Change,” he has trained over 800 leaders of civic associations, advocacy groups and social movements from 52 countries to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change across the world. Over the past several years, Dr. Ganz has partnered with American Muslim nonprofit organizations to build capacity of and train over 200 American Muslim leaders in community organizing and in the art of public narrative.

As a child, one of his formative experiences was the three years he spent in occupied Germany after World War II, while his father served as a US Army chaplain working with survivors of the Holocaust. His parents taught him about the dangers of racism and anti-Semitism. As a young adult, Dr. Ganz organized with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, often at great personal risk, and worked with Cesar Chavez to improve conditions for California farm workers. For thirty years, he trained grassroots groups in new organizing strategies for local, state, and national electoral campaigns. In 2009, Dr. Ganz initiated The Leading Change Network, an initiative focused on empowering community leaders from diverse backgrounds to create social change. A lifelong learner and researcher, he has conducted extensive research on topics such as the effectiveness of leadership development pedagogies in developing individual and collective skills of relationship building, motivation, strategic deliberation, and implementation. His writing has been published in prominent publications such as the American Journal of Sociology, American Political Science Review, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

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