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Dr. Philip Snyder was a Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus who between 1997-1998 implemented a number of conflict resolution workshops in Cyprus and supported peace builders in their early efforts to formalize a peace building organization. He collaborated with the Technology for Peace project of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute. After his scholarship run out, he was hired by CYBER KIDS as Head of the CYBER KIDS Internationalization Unit. Ever since he left Cyprus in 2000, he continues to visit every few years to see old friends and to support Future Worlds Center in its strategic challenges.
Dr. Snyder is currently a Senior Research Associate and Consultant.
Philip has a doctorate from Cornell University in anthropology and a specialization in the study of place. He served as executive director of several complex NGOs for more than twenty-three years, including a large, multifaceted center at Cornell University (the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy), a regional land conservancy (Finger Lakes Land Trust), and the International Secretariat of the Global Ecovillage Network based in Denmark (www.gaia.org). He was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship for the year of 1997 to coordinate the citizen conflict resolution program of the Fulbright Commission, working with Turkish and Greek communities in the divided island of Cyprus. Among of the most prominent contributions of Dr. Snyder was a series of workshops about sustainability and the environment with teenagers from both sides of the Green Line. Philip combines a background in all facets of organizational and program development together with ongoing research and works in sustainable development, environmental regeneration, and the human relationship with landscape.