Director, PeaceTech Exchanges
Tim Receveur is the Director, PeaceTech Exchanges at the PeaceTech Lab. PeaceTech Lab works for individuals and communities affected by conflict, using technology, media, and data to accelerate local peacebuilding efforts. Headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), the Lab carries out its mission in close collaboration with public and private sector partners.
PeaceTech Exchanges (PTX) are intensive workshops that bring together technology experts, civil society, governments, and other international organizations to find innovative ways to prevent violence and conflict. In addition to PeaceTech Exchanges, his other areas of focus are on social media and data projects.
From 2000-2013, Tim worked as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State where he was nominated for the prestigious Service to America Medal in 2013 and received the U.S. Department of State's highest award for innovation from Secretary Hillary Clinton in November 2009 for planning and implementing technology platforms. He has been featured in many publications including the Harvard Business Review and a Brookings report for expanding U.S. Embassy in Pakistan’s Facebook presence from 29,000 to become the largest social network of any diplomatic mission in the world, with over 1 million followers.
Tim is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a meteorologist from 1991-2000.