Anthony Wanis-St. John joined the faculty of American University’s School of International Service as Assistant Professor in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program in September 2006. Before joining AU, he was a Research Associate at the Center on International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University, and was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation. He is an expert on international peace negotiations, including the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations from 1993 to the present, as well as other peace process negotiations.
He earned his Ph.D. (2001) and M.A. (1996) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has previously taught at the University of Massachusetts’ Dispute Resolution Program, Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Notre Dame
University (Beirut, Lebanon) and Seton Hall University’s Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He is completing a book with Syracuse University Press entitled: Back Channel Negotiations: Secrecy in Middle East Peacemaking.
He has consulted with the United States Institute of Peace for their Education and Training Center, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the United States Agency for International Development, the Department of State, as well as civil society organizations on their peacebuilding work. He also provides negotiation training to diverse organizations, including nongovernmental organizations, global corporations and government agencies.
He speaks fluent Spanish and French as well as basic Arabic. In collaboration with Dr. Anton Grizold, Dean of Social Sciences Faculty at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, he co-mentors doctoral students researching international conflict resolution and security topics.