Mark M. Seaman is vice president and director of communications at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, where he oversees all aspects of the center’s brand and communications activities, builds awareness of the center’s work among policymakers and concerned citizens worldwide, and advances the center’s strategic policy goals through partnership development and research publication.
Seaman has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications, issue advocacy, policy research, and humanitarian causes in the United States, Africa, and the Middle East. He most recently worked in Washington, DC, with military veterans, aid organizations, and Iraqis to build US support for Iraq’s sustained peace and reconstruction. While in graduate school, Seaman completed work with the US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, and with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to continuing his education, Seaman was responsible for corporate, foundation, and individual giving, public relations, and marketing for one of the nation’s largest AIDS service organizations and was a communications consultant for a Washington, DC-based media-training firm. He has served on several nonprofit boards and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer from the Republic of Niger.
Seaman has an MA in public affairs (summa cum laude) from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and an MA in international affairs from Columbia University in New York, where he studied human-centered solutions to policy and traditional security, respectively. He also has a BA from American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, DC.