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Lee Sorensen

Lee is an entrepreneur and a 2007 graduate of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Lee applied to the Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies program in 2007 with primary interests in human security, poverty and the effect on access to healthcare services. Lee also holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Utah.
During Lee’s career as an entrepreneur he created and developed three separate healthcare companies and most recently an education company. The first provided mental health and residential care services to at-risk youth. The next two were providers of geriatric rehabilitation, long-term care/skilled nursing and ancillary services. The most recent is a provider of supplemental education in locations in Orange County and North San Diego County under the Sylvan Learning Brand.

In 2007 – 2008, Lee joined US Doctors for Africa (USDFA) as Strategic Development Director. USDFA is an NGO that provides volunteer medical services in various African states. In 2009, Lee provided founding support and became a Board Member of the RAND – African First Ladies Initiative. This initiative partners with Africa's first ladies, supporting their efforts to become champions of change for the health and education of millions of women and children across the continent.

In 2012, Lee joined the Institute for Economics and Peace as Director of US Outreach. The Institute for Economics and Peace develops new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; provides metrics for measurement; uncovers the relationship between peace, business, and prosperity; and promotes a better understanding of the social, economic, and political factors that drive peacefulness. IEP is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress.


Lee  Sorensen

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