Sheldon Himelfarb

President and CEO, PeaceTech Lab

Sheldon Himelfarb is the President and CEO of the PeaceTech Lab, and the founding director of the Centers of Innovation for Media and Technology at the United States Institute of Peace. He has developed and managed peacebuilding programs in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa and received the Capitol Area Peace Maker Award from American University.

Sheldon joined the United States Institute of Peace in June 2008 from The Corporate Executive Board, where he was on the Technology Practice Leadership Team, working with chief information officers on technology, business and management strategy. Prior to this, he served as foreign policy adviser to a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the head of North American Documentary Development for Yorkshire TV, and the CEO/Executive Producer for Common Ground Productions, the media division of Search for Common Ground. He is an award-winning filmmaker, former commentator for National Public Radio (Sunday Morning Edition) and author of numerous articles on politics, popular culture and media.