Stone is the Senior Advisor for Venture Peacebuilding at the International Peace & Security Institute, where he manages the Venture Peacebuilding program, which brings together leaders in impact investing, social entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding to explore one of the most pressing challenges of our time—how to transform conflict-affected communities into peaceful and prosperous ones.
Stone Conroy is also the Senior Analyst for the Geopolitical Analysis & Intelligence team at United Airlines, where he conducts timely, accurate, relevant, and creative assessments of international security issues and provides analytical support to security leaders during crisis situations such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, or major civil unrest.
He was recently the Manager for Innovative Finance & the Private Sector at InterAction, where he worked on strengthening the ability of international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) to engage more deeply in innovative finance for development (IF4D) programming, and to implement improved approaches for measurement and evaluation of their programs. He also managed the Private Sector Working Group, which is a platform for information sharing focused on promoting InterAction members’ strengths as development and relief partners, and also a safe space for dialogue with key private sector actors doing business or expanding into communities where we work.
Prior to this he was the Senior Manager for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, where he worked on building new partnerships inside and outside of the peacebuilding field and mobilizing and amplifying the work of Alliance members. Before that he spent several years on the Outreach and Engagement team at the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). In this position, he promoted security cooperation and information sharing between the State Department and private sector organizations operating around the world.
Stone was a Boren Fellow in Nigeria where he served as a Conflict Management and Economic Development Fellow at Mercy Corps, and worked on peacebuilding and economic empowerment programs in the Middle Belt region. Stone holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and attended Middlebury College for undergraduate studies. Email: StoneC [at] CreativeLearning.org