For the past five years, Sharon Rosen has co-directed the Jerusalem office of Search for Common Ground (SFCG), the world’s largest conflict transformation NGO with 50 offices in 30 countries (www.sfcg.org).
The Jerusalem office has a mixed staff of Israelis and Palestinians and works in the fields of media, interfaith, leadership development and health. Sharon brings to the position nearly twenty years of managerial experience in the non-profit world and expertise in strategy planning, personal development facilitation, counselling, mentoring and conflict resolution training. She is also an editor of the Common Ground News Service, www.commongroundnews.org.
Previously, she co-founded and directed Education for Life, a non-profit organization that provides tools for the development and wellbeing of children in the Israeli educational system and was a faculty member at the Jerusalem Center for Near East Studies lecturing on Bible and gender issues.
Born and educated in London, England, Sharon has lived in Jerusalem for 30 years and has both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her chapter, The Importance of Interfaith Cooperation for the Protection of Jerusalem’s Holy Sites was recently published in Sacred Space in Israel and Palestine (Routledge 2012).