Dr. Betty A. Reardon – A World Renowned Peace Educator

Fuad El-Hibri is the founder and executive chairman of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in Rockville, Maryland. In addition to his professional pursuits, Fuad El-Hibri oversees the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation, which presented its most recent annual Peace Education Prize to author and teacher Dr. Betty A. Reardon.

A highly respected figure in the peace education community, Dr. Betty Reardon has worked as a peace educator since the 1950s. Over the course of her career, she has authored hundreds of books, articles, and teaching materials that helped lay the foundation for the field of peace studies.

In addition to her writing, Dr. Reardon has influenced thousands of educators and thought leaders through her role as a professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. At Columbia, she served as the founding director of the Peace Education Center and helped create the school’s peace education program, which has functioned as a model for similar programs of study at institutions around the world.

Currently, Dr. Reardon is a consultant and founding director emeritus for the International Institute on Peace Education, as well as the founding academic director of the Global Campaign for Peace Education for the Hague Appeal for Peace. Her previous awards include the Sean McBride Peace Prize and an honorable mention by the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.