Phoebe Milliken Named Faculty Associate in International Peacebuilding

Phoebe Milliken, Coordinator of the International Peacemaking Program, has been promoted to Faculty Associate in International Peacebuilding and Director of the International Peacemaking Program.

In this new role, she will help guide the seminary as it develops a new program in interreligious peacebuilding that will have a high degree of synergy between learning in the classroom and community engagement in the Greater Hartford area.

Academic Dean David D. Grafton said of the appointment: “As we look to build on and expand the International Peacemaking certificate program that has been such an important part of Hartford Seminary, Phoebe Milliken provides the necessary knowledge and skills to lead the seminary into another phase of our educational endeavors. I am delighted that we can welcome Phoebe as a Faculty Associate for an exciting new venture at Hartford Seminary.”

Milliken’s background is in experiential education and peacebuilding. She spent approximately four years living in Southern Africa. She studied in South Africa and Zimbabwe, worked for a literacy program in Zimbabwe, and then directed Augsburg College’s study abroad program in Namibia. From 2009-2015, she was Program Manager for Plowshares Institute, a small non-profit in Connecticut that led travel seminars to the Global South and taught conflict transformation skills internationally. During that time she gained an appreciation for the many sorts of skills that contribute to building peace.

Since 2015, she has led Hartford Seminary’s International Peacemaking Program, creating a skill-building co-curriculum to augment students’ academic learning. Phoebe holds a master’s degree in International Education from George Washington University. She lives in Canton with her husband and two lively children.

“I’m so excited to be moving in to this new role at Hartford Seminary,” she said. “Working with the remarkable students who come to Hartford Seminary has been a great joy,  and I look forward to expanded opportunities to teach and to learn from them.”


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