John Ungerleider, Ed.D. teaches peace, conflict, global issues, and restorative practices to teachers and students from around the world graduate, undergrad, secondary and primary. He leads trainings as a consultant with the Greater Falls Restorative Justice Center and See Other Sides. He directs the Vermont Governor’s Institute on Current Issues and Youth Activism. As Professor of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont, John started the Youth Peacebuilding and Leadership Programs, bringing over 12,000 young leaders for dialogue about the conflicts they inherited.
John lived and taught in Cyprus, Israel, Venezuela, and Spain, has trained young leaders in Uganda, Northern Ireland, Turkey, China, and Iraq, and taught courses at Brandeis, Hampshire, Marlboro, and Community College of Vermont. John is the author of books and articles that describe the impact of peacebuilding, dialogue, and youth empowerment, such as Let’s talk about it: A guide to leading youth dialogue across communities and conflicts, The Inner Peace Outer Peace Reader, Challenging Child Labor and “Structured Youth Dialogue to Empower Peacebuilding and Leadership.”
John wrote and performs a participatory musical "co-opera" about global warming: Secret of the Seasons. His wife Elizabeth is a counselor at Kurn Hattin, and adult sons are Jacob, a touring keyboard player, and Isaiah working outdoors out west.