Eric Dawson

Eric Dawson is the CEO of Peace First, an organization he helped launch at 18. Mr. Dawson received three degrees from Harvard University: a specialized B.A. in economics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and political science; M.Ed in human development psychology; and an M.Div. in pastoral care and counseling. He is an Ashoka, Echoing Green, and Pop!Tech Fellow. Besides the odd jobs of bartending, electron microscopy, TV commercials, and serving as the driver for the author of Curious George, Eric got his professional start directing a summer camp in Boston’s public housing complexes. His book, Putting Peace First: Seven Commitments to Change the World was recently released by Penguin Random House.

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