Sarah Federman, Ph.D.



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Uniting Business Savvy with Peacebuilding Wisdom —
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About Sarah Federman

Sarah Federman is an author, educator, and conflict resolution practitioner. Prior to this work, she spent a decade as an international executive working with clients such as Google and the NFL. A job transfer from Manhattan to Paris led her to an encounter with her own name on a Holocaust memorial wall. This moment prompted her to turn her attention to helping people avoid mass violence, focusing specifically on corporate complicity. She is now an Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at the Joan B Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.

My work engages various approaches to large group protracted conflict, especially at the intersection of business and human rights.


Nautilus Award Winner for Investigative Journalism

“An excellent, well-written, original contribution to a growing field of business and human rights. Last Train to Auschwitz engagingly weaves together victims’ narratives and historical and legal archives to provide a compelling contribution to the study of corporate accountability and transitional justice.”
— Leigh Payne, University of Oxford

to Conflict Resolution

Discourses and Dynamics
Edited by Sara Cobb, Sarah Federman and Alison Castel

This book is spectacular – and should be required in conflict resolution across the globe! The editors take us on a fascinating intellectual journey through the evolving field of conflict resolution, highlighting major theoretical contributions and contextualizing each within the broader sociopolitical discourse of its time.
Daniel L. Shapiro, Founder and Director, Harvard International Negotiation Program

Public Engagement

Teaching Articles
Sarah Federman and group
Projects Sarah Federman


University Education

  • George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, PhD Presidential Scholar
  • American University of Paris, MA International Affairs
  • The University of Pennsylvania, BA Intellectual History (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Harvard University, Key Executive Training
  • Middlebury College, Masters French Immersion

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