2022-2024 Lucy Graduate Scholar
Wesley Hedden is a PhD student in Peace Studies and Sociology at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He earned a BA in Philosophy and Latin American Studies from Tulane University and an MA in Applied Conflict Transformation Studies from the Paññastra University of Cambodia. Wesley’s research explores the implications of emerging information technologies on global peacebuilding practices. He is currently working on a project that uses natural language processing to track discursive changes in the field of peace studies over time. Wesley is the founder of Sarus, an international peacebuilding NGO with operations in five countries, and lived in Southeast Asia from 2006-2020. Wesley speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, Khmer, Tagalog, and Burmese.