Strasbourg, France (Special to Informed Comment) – I am not quite able to remember the first time I met President Carter, but I do remember when I first went to see him at his home in Plains. It was the fall of 2016 and I was thirty-six. I had been a mid-level staffer at The […]
John Goodman is center director of Syracuse University Strasbourg. He has an extensive background in law, diplomacy and conflict resolution, education, and leading international organizations, having served as a lawyer, an international relations scholar, a delegate in South Sudan for the Red Cross and an advisor to former U.S. President and Nobel Laureate, Jimmy Carter. Previously, he was for 8 years associate director of the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program. He was responsible for the center’s strategy, programming and operations in conflict zones in Africa. In this role, he led the mediation and peace-building activities in the contexts of war and democratic transition, with particular focus on engaging youth and women in these processes.