Heather Libbe | AMENDS Delegate 2012

Eslah, IL

Heather Libbe is Fellow Program Manager for Warriors for Peace (WFP), an action-oriented initiative at Euphrates, designed to form a community of young thought leaders around the issues of peace and sustainability. WFP provides forums to inspire and learn from each other in peer to peer coaching sessions—as well as to amplify their work and ideas to larger audiences.

Having spent three months in Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank and taken classes on peace and sustainability during her time there, she is well-prepared to offer to and learn from the AMENDS experience. Visit the website for Warriors for Peace.

Heather Libbe became interested in the Middle East after spending three months in Jordan, Israel and the West Bank this past winter. While abroad, she took graduate courses focused on peace and sustainability and was able to engage in dialogue with individuals from all sides of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. From that experience, she learned the importance of cross-cultural communication and understanding, and became interested in conflict resolution.

A recent Principia College graduate, Heather earned a BA with majors in Business Administration and Religion. She is looking to pursue a Masters in Theological Studies, as well as a Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Additionally, she is hoping to learn both Hebrew and Arabic and return to the Middle East as soon as possible. Heather currently serves as the Fellows Program Manager, as well as the Warriors for Peace® Coordinator at the Euphrates Institute. She also helped to develop a leadership program at a summer camp in Buena Vista, CO.

Warriors for Peace® (WFP) is our action-oriented branch at Euphrates, designed to form a community of young thought leaders that ushers in the end of the “clash of civilizations” between the West and the Middle East.

Our strategy is to support, gather, and energize the world’s next generation innovators on peace and sustainability through personal interactions and relationships to build understanding of today’s challenges and opportunities with the Middle East. We provide forums to inspire and learn from each other in peer to peer coaching sessions—as well as to amplify their work and ideas to larger audiences. Our goal is to establish a network and community of the leading early-adopters of conflict transformation, sustainability, in order to maximize WFP unique role as leaders within their organizations and broader communities.

Each year a WFP class is selected, comprised of individuals (under 40) who are working in fields directly related to peace and sustainability in the Middle East. This October, seven individuals from Iraq, the West Bank, Israel, Morocco and the United States — reflecting tireless work in free trade, technology, interfaith, travel and democracy — comprised our first class that came together during the Euphrates Summit: Our World Beyond 9/11.