Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian Jr.
Executive Director of URI (the United Religions Initiative)
Victor Kazanjian is the Executive Director of URI – the United Religions Initiative, a global grassroots interfaith peacebuilding organization working in 108 countries and at the United Nations to cultivate peace and justice by engaging people of all cultures and religions to bridge differences, foster understanding, build relationships and work together on humanitarian issues for the good of their communities and the world. Victor served for twenty years as the Dean of Intercultural Education & Religious and Spiritual Life and Co-director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College. Specializing in inter-religious and intercultural dialogue, conflict transformation, diversity and democracy, community organizing and peace building, Victor is a recognized thought-leader, author, frequent speaker nationally and internationally.