Shattuck Center Named in Honor of Outgoing CEU President John Shattuck

August 31, 2016

CEU has named the Shattuck Center on Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery in honor of outgoing CEU President and Rector John Shattuck. The center at the School of Public Policy was established by Shattuck in 2012, to "develop new approaches to conflict resolution and recovery, focusing on integrated responses that tackle issues where the current responses are inadequate."

"I am deeply touched by this honor," said Shattuck. A former ambassador and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Shattuck has worked often during his long and distinguished career on issues related to conflict, negotiation, and recovery. He has received numerous awards for his exceptional leadership on human rights issues including the International Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of Boston; the Ambassador's Award from the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative; and the Tufts University Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award. "I can't think of a more fitting tribute to John than to name this center for him," commented CEU Trustee and Shattuck Tribute Committee Co-Chair Kati Marton.

Since it was established four years ago, the renamed Shattuck Center has launched several important initiatives including the Lemkin Reunion and The Aleppo Project. The center is also home to the Holbrooke Fellowship that was named in memory of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Marton's late husband and Shattuck's former colleague. Holbrooke and Shattuck worked together in the 1990s on efforts to negotiate the Dayton Peace Agreement and to end the war in Bosnia.

In addition to its ongoing work on Aleppo, the Shattuck Center will soon begin a new project focused on policing after conflict.