Maura Clarke has been working in arts, education and conflict transformation for over twenty years. She has been particularly focused on using writing and theatre as a tool for community development, cultural exchange and generating civic dialogue. She has run writing and theatre programs in the United States and the Middle East, developed arts-based conflict management curriculum and conducted workshops for educators, and trained groups in public narrative, based on Marshall Ganz’s methodology. She received her Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, her M.A.T. from Tufts University and Shady Hill School Teacher Training Program and her B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.