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On September 5th at 6pm (EST), CDA’s event featuring Rob Ricigliano will be livestreamed on Youtube. For those who are interested in joining the audience remotely, you should bookmark this page so that you can watch the event, which will “go live” on this page. The video on this page will be broadcasted from CDA’s Youtube channel at 6pm EST. If you are joining us via livestream, please feel free to participate in the discussion via the livestream chat. We will do our best to field questions in real-time so that you can participate in this event!

CDA Advisory Council member Rob Ricigliano, the Systems & Complexity coach at The Omidyar Group. Rob is a pioneer and globally recognized leader in systems thinking, having helped organizations around the world use systems and complexity tools in peacebuilding and social change.


Rob Ricigliano is the Systems & Complexity coach at The Omidyar Group, where he supports and guides teams within organizations and initiatives in efforts to better understand and effectively engage with dynamic systems. TheSystems Practice at The Omidyar Group is built on Rob’s pioneering work using systems and complexity tools in peace-building and social change. This foundational work is captured in his book, Making Peace Last: a systemic approach to sustainable peacebuilding (2012).

Prior to joining The Omidyar Group, Rob served as an adjunct professor and co-director of the Master of Sustainable Peacebuilding program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), a non-resident fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and a consultant for peace-building in complex environments. He has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State, as well as with non-governmental organizations, foundations, leaders of armed groups, and political parties in the U.S. and in conflict zones around the world. He also serves as an Emeritus Board Member on the Alliance for Peacebuilding.