Founder and President, Catalyst for Peace

Libby Hoffman

Libby Hoffman is the founder and President of Catalyst for Peace, a US-based private foundation building peace from the inside-out – creating space for those most impacted by violence to lead in building the peace, supported by healthy, inclusive systems. She co-founded Fambul Tok (Family Talk) in Sierra Leone, which created the world’s first national scale, fully locally-owned and led reconciliation program and is now pioneering a national people’s planning process and framework. She produced the multiple-award-winning documentary film Fambul Tok and is a lead author of the companion book – both released in 2011. A former Political Science professor at Principia College, Libby has an MALD from Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a BA in Political Science from Williams College. She is a mother of three, and she and her husband live in Falmouth, Maine.