Dr. Jones is a Research Scholar at the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. He is a yoga and meditation teacher and has taught negotiation and conflict resolution for more than fifteen years.
Dr. Jones has researched, designed, implemented and managed projects on forecasting civil conflict, crisis response, and political transition in Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, Ukraine, Kenya, Egypt and Pakistan. He specializes in forecasting and analyzing political violence, specifically the key dynamics of local protests and the application of micro-level event data. Dr. Jones focuses on designing appropriate qualitative and quantitative analytics to address emerging global security challenges. See here for more information on Kevin's academic research and courses.
Kevin teaches meditation classes throughout the DC, MD, VA area and is a regular teacher at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He is the founder of Men Meeting for Meditation (M3) which meets monthly at the Shaw/Howard Library.
Angela Browne, Ph.D.
Dr. Browne is nationally and internationally known for her research on violence perpetration, long-term effects of trauma, lethal violence, offending and incarceration, and use of segregation in confinement settings. Since 1989 she has consulted to maximum-security prisons, juvenile justice agencies, and city and state/regional entities in the U.S., Russia, and Greece.
Dr. Browne teaches meditation classes in the DC area and is a certified Meditation Instructor through the Mindfulness Instructor Training Institute.
Charles Kovatch, MS, MBA
Charles is an environmental scientist who works to support water policy decisions on the nation’s rivers, lakes, and streams and make the data available to the public.
He is a certified yoga instructor through the Sivananda School of Yoga and teaches meditation throughout the DC area.