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Areas of Expertise

Mediation Theory and Practice, African Politics, Post-Conflict Justice Sector Reform


Advanced International Negotiation


Tom Crick joined the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program in 1994 where he is currently the associate director. Crick has worked on numerous Carter Center election and conflict resolution projects, primarily in Africa, including high level mediation initiatives by former US President Jimmy Carter in Sudan, Uganda, and the Great Lakes. Most recently, his work has focused on peace-building and conflict prevention in Liberia where he directs the center’s long-standing collaboration to strengthen post conflict access to justice. Crick received his bachelor's degree in politics from Bristol University, his master's degree in Irish political studies from the Queen's University of Belfast, and has conducted doctoral research at the London School of Economics and at Emory University. Prior to joining the center, he lectured in political science in his native United Kingdom, worked as a freelance journalist and as a youth project leader in Northern Ireland. Crick is adjunct professor at Emory Law where he has taught Advanced International Negotiation since 2009.