Daryn Cambridge is an educational creative, producer, and facilitator, with a passion for and commitment to teaching peace and fostering a culture of nonviolence. Daryn currently serves as a Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace where he helps lead curriculum development and educational design for the Global Campus – USIP’s online learning platform. He is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, DC where he teaches courses on peace education and pedagogy, international development, and nonviolent action. He is also co-founder of Freedom Beat, a website and record label that highlights the role of music and musicians in nonviolent movements.
Throughout his career, Daryn has served in a variety of education and training capacities with a number of educational and social justice organizations. He was Senior Director for Learning & Digital Strategies at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, where he designed and facilitated workshops and online courses on nonviolent civil resistance to communities across the world in places like Belize, Spain, the Philippines, and Cambodia. As the Assistant Director of the Democracy Matters Institute and then Director of Youth Programs at Common Cause, he worked with college students across the United States to build their capacity as community organizers fighting to end the corrosive and corrupting role of money in politics, protect voting rights, and strengthen local, community-owned media. Previous work also includes: Program Supervisor and Instructor with the Close Up Foundation, where he had the opportunity to work with and learn from youth from across the America, the Middle East, North Africa, and the former Soviet Socialist Republics; as well as, One World Education, One World Youth Project, LearnServe International, The Institute for Technology and Social Change, and The United States Association for the University for Peace.
In addition to One Common Unity, Daryn serves on the boards of the Democracy Matters Institute and the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and is an advisory board member for the One World Youth Project.