|29 Nov 2022
|The Judging Academy (GTP)
Scott M. Weber is the President of Interpeace, the International Organization for Peacebuilding.
Interpeace initiates and supports peace processes in more than 21 countries in Central America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Prior to his appointment to the role of President on 1 July 2018, Scott served as Director-General of the organization from 2005-2018. As President, Scott is responsible for strategy, positioning and resource mobilization to grow the organization’s impact, influence and reach.
Prior to joining Interpeace, Scott worked at the United Nations, in the Office of the United Nations Director-General in Geneva (UNOG) and in disaster preparedness.
Scott works with schools and universities to integrate Peace Education into their teaching practices and curricula. He is also committed to diversity and inclusion and is a member of the International Gender Champions.
Scott was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2009. He is French and American and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Economics and Russian from Georgetown University and Certificates of Executive Education in Leadership from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.
“The more I work to overcome the effects of ignorance and intolerance, the greater my conviction that education is the foundation of a more peaceful world. It is imperative that we step up our efforts to instill in every generation to value diversity, the skills of active listening and critical thinking and that we nurture their understanding of how to work with others to solve problems. Young people learn as much, if not more, from our example as from our words. By “walking the talk”, teachers shape the minds and character of their students. The Global Teacher Prize is an important opportunity to recognize the very special place that teachers occupy in our societies. I am honoured to support this important initiative.”