Donna Hicks is an associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She has been involved in numerous unofficial diplomatic conflict resolution efforts including projects in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Northern Ireland, Syria and Libya. She was a consultant to the BBC where she co-facilitated a television series, Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, which aired in the United Kingdom and on BBC World in 2007. She has taught conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark and Columbia Universities, and conducts training seminars in the Dignity Model, a human-centered approach to rebuilding conflict relationships, in the US and abroad. She is the author of the book, Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict , published in 2011 by Yale University Press, and founder of declaredignity.com.