Chad Ford is a professor of Intercultural Peacebuilding at BYU-Hawaii. His emphasis has been in large ethnic and religious group conflict transformation and mediation. He has led peacebuilding workshops and mediations around the world, including in the Middle East, Africa, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
Chad teaches a number of peacebuilding classes in the program including “Interrcultural Peacebuilding”, “Cultural Mediation”, “Culture and Conflict Transformation”, “Intercultural Conflict Dynamics" and the senior capstone class. Chad served as the Director of the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding at BYU-Hawaii from 2005-2021.
He is the author of Dangerous Love: Transforming Fear and Conflict at Home, at Work, and in the World.
Chad also works on several projects outside the center. Currently, he's partnering on a major project in the Middle East and in several cities in the US with PeacePlayers to create sustainable peace between communities in conflict.
Chad has a bachelor's degree in History from BYU-Hawaii, a master's degree from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School. He also was the co-founder and former CEO of Sportstalk.com, a highly successful internet start-up that was purchased by ESPN in 2001. Chad spent several years as a senior editor and writer at ESPN before leaving his full-time position in 2005 for BYU-Hawaii
He enjoys running in the mountains in his spare time.
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