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New developments in peace leadership

Theresa Ricke-Kiely (Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA)

International Journal of Public Leadership

ISSN: 2056-4929

Article publication date: 8 August 2016




The purpose of this paper is to provide a viewpoint on leadership development in the conflict transformation and peacebuilding fields, highlighting a need for the inclusion of some new topics to address contemporary leadership concerns.


The author provides experiential reflections on developing global leaders in the peacebuilding field.


This paper illustrates the importance of developing peacebuilders, currently used methods, and describes prospective topics that may enhance learning and effectiveness.

Practical implications

This paper offers suggestions for academics and practitioners on new ways of teaching leadership development to those professionals in the field of peacebuilding.


The author describes challenges and opportunities in leadership development for peace professionals in a global context.



Ricke-Kiely, T. (2016), "New developments in peace leadership", International Journal of Public Leadership, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 197-204.



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