In part one of this episode, we talk with the PCDN Team Dr. Craig Zelizer and Dra. Catalina Rojas about their journey through academia, power dynamics, inequality, and having a global vision.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Dra. Catalina Rojas arrived to the U.S. to purse her doctoral studies. She has been a consultant for international organizations and worked in gender, international development and peaebuilding. She has published academic articles, trained and taught around the world and enjoyed working directly with women’s organizations in advocacy issues. She never thought she would ever be involved in a social enterprise like PCDN.
Dr. Craig Zelizer envisioned PCDN even before the technology was there to fulfill his dream of closing the information gap. While he co-founded two NGOs, worked for & consulted for leading organizations, he received his PhD and worked for 10 years at a Professor at Georgetown University he slowly but surely grew a list that turned into a global community that ended up connecting peacebuilding and changemaking professionals from around the world.