Systems Research & Analysis, Sandia National Laboratories
Born and raised in New Mexico, Elizabeth Kistin Keller received her B.A. in Political Science and Latin American Studies as a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her Masters and PhD in International Development Studies (a combination of political science, economics and anthropology) as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Before joining Sandia National Laboratories, Elizabeth spent several years working on water conflict and cooperation in North America, Southern Africa and South and South East Asia. She currently works in Sandia’s Systems Analysis Department where she leads key studies and initiatives on strategic foresight, global security dynamics and policy analysis. Elizabeth also serves as an adjunct professor in UNM’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and an affiliate of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center at the UNM School of Law.
Examples of peace engineering by people who have engaged in the process in different ways to adapt to the situation – providing expertise to solve a technical problem with local community engagement, in areas of conflict and in areas of dispute.