Lindsay McClain

Executive Director

Lindsay McClain is the Executive Director of Generations For Peace USA. In her role, she liaises with external and internal key stakeholders, provides strategic vision and leadership, and ensures smooth running of GFP USA’s day-to-day operations. She oversees GFP USA’s strategy and governance, finance, programming, outreach and fundraising efforts, ensuring they are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization. She also liaises with the Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and team at Generations For Peace’s global headquarters in Amman, Jordan.

Lindsay joined Generations For Peace in 2016, working first in Jordan and Uganda. She became GFP’s first-ever US-based staff member in June 2019, playing a central role in opening an office in the heart of the peacebuilding community in Washington, DC, and later Nashville, TN. Prior to joining GFP, she held a number of programming, research and communications positions with reputable peacebuilding organizations overseas, including the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa, and the Justice and Reconciliation Project in Gulu, Uganda. Her expertise includes the role of the arts in peacebuilding, and victim-centered transitional justice. Lindsay has worked closely with victims and survivors of conflict in Uganda to advocate for sustainable peace through justice, reconciliation and redress

Lindsay holds a Master’s degree from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has authored a number of publications on peacebuilding and dealing with legacies of violent conflict, and led studies on the reparative justice needs of children born of conflict sexual violence and engaging men in gender justice. She is a founding member of Music for Peace, and a board member of the Everyday Peace Indicators Project.