Sheldon Himelfarb is Associate Vice President of the Center of Innovation for Science, Technology, & Peacebuilding / Media, Conflict, & Peacebuilding at the Unites States Institute of Peace (USIP).
Sheldon Himelfarb joined USIP in June 2008 from The Corporate Executive Board where he served on the Technology Practice leadership team. Prior to this he was foreign policy adviser to a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the head of North American Documentary Development for Yorkshire TV, and the CEO/Executive Producer for Common Ground Productions, the media division of Search for Common Ground. He has designed and managed media projects for peacebuilding in a number of countries, including Bosnia, Macedonia, Liberia, Angola, South Africa, Iraq and many others.
Sheldon holds a Ph.D. from Oxford University and a B. A. in Political Science from John Hopkins University. He has held visiting or guest scholar positions at the Brookings Institution, Harvard University and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
“Media and peacebuilding: The new army stability doctrine and media sector development.” Media, War and Conflict 2.1. (2009):7-23.