TEDxBoston 2014

Tim Phillips

The Neuroscience of Social Conflict

How can the latest breakthroughs in brain science stop violence?

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Biography

Tim Phillips is a pioneer in the field of conflict resolution and reconciliation and co-founder of Beyond Conflict, a global non-profit initiative founded in 1992. Using the unique approach of Shared Experience, Beyond Conflict helped catalyze the field of transitional justice and is internationally recognized for contributions to peace and reconciliation in several countries including Northern Ireland, El Salvador, and South Africa. Mr. Phillips work with Beyond Conflict was featured in the PBS documentary “The Visionaries” and profiled in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He has advised the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and the Council of Europe on democracy and conflict resolution initiatives and has been a frequent speaker in national and international forums. Mr. Phillips also helped launch and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Club of Madrid, a forum for former democratic heads of state and government. Mr. Phillips serves on the board of directors of several international organizations as well as cultural and educational institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Rose Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.