David T. Ives, executive director
David has been executive director of the institute since January 2002 and is also an adjunct professor of Latin American studies, philosophy, and international business. He holds a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in student personnel and counseling, both from Ohio State University and worked on a doctorate in Latin American history at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica, where he taught agriculture. As Rotary Peace Forum Coordinator for Rotary International, he set up conferences on peace around the world.

He holds extensive global experience in higher education and the non-profit sector, most recently working as program manager at the Countryside Exchange, The Glynwood Center in Cold Spring, N.Y. He was the executive director at The Louis August Jonas Foundation in New York for 11 years, where he ran an international leadership training program for young people from countries with histories of conflict. He is directing the Albert Schweitzer Institute by building a strategic planning process, which will expand its visibility and programs in health, humanitarianism and peace. He is the co-president of the United Nations Association of New Haven and a member of the International Consortium on the Arms Trade Treaty.

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