Brandeis Fellowship Director Honored by Dalai Lama

May 19, 2009

Paula Green, who directed the first Brandeis International Fellowship Program on Coexistence and the Quest for Justice, has been named an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” for her lifelong work in conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

Green, founder and director of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding in Amherst, Mass., received the award from the Dalai Lama at a ceremony held last month in San Francisco. The Unsung Heroes award is presented to “individuals who, through their loving kindness and service to others, have made their communities and our world a better place.”

Her work at the Karuna Center addresses ethnic, religious, and political conflict. The organization has worked in more than 20 countries on post-conflict reconciliation.

In addition to her directorship with the Brandeis International Fellowship, Green was a panelist for the Ethics Center event “Intervention and Prevention: The Lessons of Kosovo,” which examined the 1999 war and its implications for the future.