Dr Stacey Connaughton

Stacey is a Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University and the Director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) in Purdue’s Discovery Park. Her published research examines the communicative constitution of leadership and multi-stakeholder organizing, most recently in the context of political violence prevention initiatives. Dr. Connaughton serves as Director of the Purdue Peace Project (PPP), housed in the Purdue Policy Research Institute. As PPP Director, Dr. Connaughton has led the multi-stakeholder relationship building, project development, and (participatory) monitoring and evaluation for locally led peacebuilding initiatives in Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria. Dr. Connaughton developed what she terms the local leadership model of political violence prevention. Her forthcoming edited book Are we making a difference?: Global and local efforts to assess peacebuilding effectiveness includes chapters from practitioners, donors, and academics worldwide as well.