Mike Niconchuk is a Senior Researcher at Beyond Conflict's Innovation Lab for Neuroscience and Social Conflict, where he leads several research and design projects that combine methods and data from neuroscience, neurobiology, and social cognition, to explore the origins and dynamics of violence and conflict. Through the Lab, Mike works with partners to translate cutting-edge research into educational tools for lay audiences to better understand how the brain and body are affected by stress, trauma, social identity threats, and perceived injustice, and how brain science can help us move from conflict to cooperation. Previously, Mike worked for Questscope in Amman Jordan, where he served as Emergency Response Coordinator in the Syrian Refugee Response in Za’atri Refugee Camp. In Za’atri Camp, Mike worked with more than 2,000 youth through peer-to-peer mentoring, psychosocial support, and restorative justice programs for youth in conflict with the law or at risk of violence.
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