Christopher Sfetsios

Christopher Sfetsios

Summary

International affairs practitioner and researcher with extensive experience in the peacebuilding, development and human rights fields. Advanced regional knowledge and experience in the Balkans, Greece & Turkey, Cyprus, and Central Africa.

Pursuing a career in international public service, and currently seeking an entry- to mid-level opportunity in the New York City area.

Specialties

Peacebuilding, mediation and conflict resolution, peacekeeping, human rights, United Nations, writing and editing, education and training, program management, office administration and event planning

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Outreach and Communications Intern

Peace and Collaborative Development Network

  • Reviewed member applications and posted discussions and resources to website 
  • Drafted new resource guide on the use of arts in peacebuilding initiatives
Nov 2007 - Aug 2010

Senior Program Assistant

United States Institute of Peace | Education and Training Center/International Programs

  • Coordinated all aspects of numerous overseas programs, from conceptualization through after-
  • action phase
  • Maintained departmental online presence and edited and wrote content for website
  • Despite lack of prior budgeting experience, managed annual project budgets of over $2 million
  • Promoted to Senior Program Assistant after one year; Received Service Award in 2010
Feb 2006 - May 2007

Development Assistant/Work-Study

American College of Thessaloniki | Public Relations and Development Office

  • Assisted senior staff in all aspects of conceptualization, planning and carrying out development events and initiatives, including maintaining databases, creating program materials, compiling and mailing correspondence, and general administrative duties
Jun 2006 - Jul 2006

Summer Intern

ARSIS - Organization for the Social Support of Youth

  • Conducted research on and created a database of over 100 regional and international organizations working on human trafficking issues in the Southeast Europe region, in preparation for a new project

Education

Education
Sep 2010 - Present

Master of International Affairs

Columbia University | School of International and Public Affairs

  • EditorialAssistant, Journal of InternationalAffairs, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012
  • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Career Panel Coordinator, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
  • Among students chosen to participate in UN Outreach Week, February 2011
Aug 2005 - Jun 2007

Bachelor of Arts

American College of Thessaloniki

  • Founder, editor, and contributor, De facto, a student-run journal of international affairs
  • Initiated and lead a successful campaign to make the campus more accessible to the disabled
  • Graduated with honors (3.76/4.0 GPA)
Jan 2003 - May 2005

Associate in Arts

Northampton Community College

  • Student Senate member; founder and co-chair, Progressive Student Alliance
  • Selected as one of 16 students to participate in the first Student Leadership Program

Skills

Skills

Website Maintenance

Strategic Planning

Knowledge Management

Budgeting

Event Management

Database Management

Communications and Outreach

Monitoring and Evaluation

Conflict Assessment

Research and Analysis

Writing, Editing and Proofreading

Program Management and Coordination

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate in Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT)

Centurion Risk Assessment Services

Certificate in Post-Conflict Operations and Strategies

United States Institute of Peace

Certificate in Conflict Analysis

United States Institute of Peace