James O’Dea is a renowned figure in international social healing who has conducted healing and reconciliation dialogues for twenty years and was director of Amnesty International’s Washington, DC, office for over ten years. He is author of the bestselling book, Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador as well as his popular first book, Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls Living Through Personal and Planetary Upheaval. His work as codirector of the Social Healing Project led him to Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, and Northern Ireland. The lead faculty of the popular Peace Ambassador Training hosted by the Shift Network, James is also on the extended faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and is its immediate past president. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Peace Alliance.