College of Arts & Sciences

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

Ceremony Speaker

Timothy Phillips

Founder and CEO
Beyond Conflict

Timothy Phillips has had an international impact on peace-making, democratization, human rights, and the environment through his innovations in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

He is the founder and CEO of Beyond Conflict, an initiative that has made important contributions to peace and democracy throughout the world, including involvement in the Northern Ireland peace process, national reconciliation in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.

Phillips was a founder of Energia Global International Ltd., a leader in the development and operation of renewable energy facilities in Central and South America in the early 1990s. EGI demonstrated that the private sector can successfully invest in clean, sustainable, and profitable renewable energy technologies in developing countries.

Phillips advises organizations on conflict resolution and democratization. Early in his career, he worked internationally in support of human rights and the environment.

Phillips was educated at Suffolk University and the London School of Economics.