Jonathan Cohen

Executive Director, Conciliation Resources

Jonathan Cohen is Executive Director of Conciliation Resources, a post he took up in 2016. Over the past 25 years at Conciliation Resources, initially as Caucasus Director and then as Director of Programmes, Jonathan has supported dialogue and peacebuilding initiatives in contexts including the South Caucasus, Kashmir, the Philippines, Colombia, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. Previously he served as Deputy Director of the Foundation on Inter-Ethnic Relations in The Hague working with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. In 2018 Jonathan became Chair of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO). Jonathan is an Associate of the Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict at the Imperial War Museum and a member of the Advisory Board of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London. In 2007 he was awarded an OBE by the British Government for services to conflict prevention and conflict resolution in the Caucasus.