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Welcoming Julia Canney to the Kroc IPJ as Impact:Peace’s Newest Staff Member

Monday, November 18, 2019


Since launching in May 2019, the Kroc IPJ’s Impact:Peace program has grown to forge exciting new partnerships, developed its first evidence brief, and engaged in supporting a number of change processes partners. Now, we are thrilled to announce the continuation of this growth with the addition of Julia Canney, who joins us as the Policy and Communications Associate for Impact:Peace and will be the first Kroc IPJ employee based in Washington DC!

Julia worked previously on the Gender, Women and Democracy team at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Washington, DC. She had a particular focus at NDI on programming focused on democratic resilience and inclusive transitions. Prior to her work at NDI, Julia worked as a researcher with the Justice for Magdalenes Research Group in Ireland, providing research for the submission of an official report to the Irish Government detailing abuses against women held in Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby Homes in 20th century Ireland.

She was also one of two awardees of the 2018 ‘Beyond War’ Reporting Fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for an initiative focused on documenting the stories of women peacebuilders in Northern Ireland. Julia earned her MSc Human Rights at University College Dublin and her BA from the College of William & Mary.

We look forward to Julia’s support in Washington, DC to continue Impact:Peace’s reach and accelerate the most important change processes in the peacebuilding field.

Interested in getting involved with Impact:Peace? Learn more.


Rachel Locke

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies


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