Hrair Balian

Director, Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, Inc.

Hrair Balian

Hrair Balian

Director, Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, Inc.

Biography

Hrair Balian

Director, Conflict Resolution Program

Hrair Balian joined The Carter Center in 2008 as director of the Conflict Resolution Program. He also served as an adjunct professor at the Emory University Law School from 2008 to 2017, teaching an advanced international negotiations seminar.

Since 1991, Balian has worked in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the independent states emerging from the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa, serving in intergovernmental organizations (the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) and nongovernmental organizations (International Crisis Group and others). He has worked on elections, human rights, and conflict resolution.

Balian received his Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In May 2009, the New England College awarded him the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, for his "lifetime commitment to the dignity, respect, and self-determination of all peoples" and for his "uncompromising effort to resolve international conflicts."

He is fluent in English, French, and Armenian, with a basic knowledge of Arabic. He was born and raised in Lebanon, moving to the United States for university studies.

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Co-Founder at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Former President of United States

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Former Chief Development Officer at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Program Leader, Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Financial Administrator at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Senior Director of International Support at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Director, Special Health Projects & Advisor to Hispaniola Initiative at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Director, Mental Health Program at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Director, Democracy Program at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Director of Research, Faculty Assistant to President Carter at The Carter Center, Inc.

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Director, Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center, Inc.
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The Carter Center, Inc. provides human rights protection services. The firm's services include resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. The company was founded by James E. Carter, Jr. and Rosalynn Smith Carter in 1982 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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$250
1989

Former Senator from California

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