Michael Merryman-Lotze

Michael Merryman-Lotze

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Just Peace Global Policy Director

Mike Merryman-Lotze serves as AFSC's Just Peace Global Policy Director. As a member of the Global Policy, Strategy, and Advocacy Department, Mike leads AFSC’s global peace building policy work, supporting both US and International staff and programs.

Prior to taking up this position, Mike worked with AFSC for 13 years coordinating the organization’s Israel-Palestine and Middle East policy and advocacy work.  Before joining AFSC, Mike worked as a researcher with the Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq in the West Bank, worked in Save the Children UK’s Jerusalem office managing child rights and child protection programming, and managed programs for Partners Global in Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, and throughout the Middle East and North Africa. 

He has appeared in many news outlets, including Al Jazeera, Mondoweiss, Centre for Research on Globalization, +972, and Middle East Eye.  

Mike received his BS in International Politics from Earlham College and his MA in International Relations with a focus on Conflict Management from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins.

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