People-Centered Peacebuilding in the 21st Century- Coinciding with the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the States of Women (CSW63) in March 2019, the Mediators Beyond Borders International—New York Regional Group (MBBI—NY) hosted a special event featuring Prabha Sankaranarayan, President and CEO of MBBI as she led an interactive discussion on the topic of People-Centered Peacebuilding in the 21st Century. […]
People-Centered Peacebuilding in the 21st Century- Join us for a discussion with Prabha Sankaranarayan, President and CEO of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI), as she speaks on the topic of People-Centered Peacebuilding in the 21st Century. This special event, co-sponsored by Mediators Beyond Borders International – New York and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center at John Jay College, will take place […]
Workshop: A CSW63 Workshop on Women and Mediation- MBBI’s United Nations Multilateral Working Group (UNMWG) is offering an interactive workshop on women, mediation, and the effective implementation of the UN Agenda on Women, Peace, and Security. The workshop will take place on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 11 AM – 2:30 PM during the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women […]
Webinar: Paradoxical Problem Solving Skills- Every day in our personal and professional, social and political lives, we encounter a seemingly endless stream of problems. There are problems so petty we hardly take notice of them, problems so huge we can’t begin to comprehend them, and problems that take us to the very edge of our skills, wake us up and […]
Webinar: Is a Crisis in Democracy a Crisis in Mediation?- Mediators Beyond Borders International – New York (MBBI-NY) webinar: Is a Crisis in Democracy a Crisis in Mediation? led by Ashok Panikkar, founder of Meta-Culture, on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30 PM ET. Register Here This interactive webinar will discuss connections between democratic systems of government and the field of mediation. Ashok will explore the relationship between certain foundational principles of mediation and […]
Webinar: Resisting Oppression Through Nonviolence- As we continue to witness the ripple effect of the impact of our work, we invite you to welcome another year of peacebuilding by joining us in a conversation on Resisting Oppression Through Nonviolence by Mel Duncan, Nadine Bloch, and Daryn Cambridge on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 2 PM ET. Register Here Mel Duncan is a co-founder and current […]
We Get What We Negotiate, Not What We Deserve- GMN Turkey and Negotiators Society in cooperation with MBBI-Turkey organized a training conference at the Near East University in Cyprus about “We Get What We Negotiate, Not What We Deserve” on December 10, 2018. In 2017, GMN Turkey and GMN Brazil started a joint program aiming to create awareness on sustainable relations through win-win negotiations rather than […]
Webinar: Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding to Strengthen Movements and Advance a Just Peace- The Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding (SNAP) guide provides a strategic framework for activists, peacebuilders, and organizers working to transform violent conflict and advance a just peace. In this webinar, Maria and Tabatha will discuss how nonviolent action and peacebuilding approaches can be used together synergistically to mobilize communities, address power imbalances and conflict drivers, […]
Politics, Dialogue and the Evolution of Democracy- Mediators Beyond Borders International New York Regional Group (MBBI-NY) inviting you to attend their next meeting which will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 p.m. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s 10th Avenue building (899 10th. Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, Room 630). This meeting will feature Kenneth Cloke discussing his new book, Politics, Dialogue […]
Webinar: How Can You Forgive When You Can’t- Have you failed sometimes on important mediation work? How do you find forgiveness for yourself and let go so that you can carry on? How can you help people forgive when they are in conflict? Why is forgiving so hard? To learn some of the secrets and essentials of forgiving and when not to use […]
Webinar: Differences, Relations, and Dynamics!- The international system emerging after the second world war designed a multi-pillar cooperation system, based on a well-defined legal framework with different sets of norms and different implementing actors. Throughout the decades, new trends and practices emerged, bringing new entities to the scenario and pushing many traditional actors far beyond their original mandate, at times producing […]
Workshop: Mediating Climate Change & Other Environmental Issues- The MBBI Climate Change Policy Project team will be holding a free workshop on Mediating Climate Change and Other Environmental Issues at the Arbitration and Mediation Center at Krakow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Florianska 3, 31-019 Krakow, Poland) on December 1, 2018. This will coincide with COP 24. Participants in the workshop will learn skills that will help them collaborate in […]
MBBI-LA Hosting Peace Conversation Facilitation Training- On Saturday, September 15, 2018, the Mediators Beyond Borders International – Los Angeles Regional Group (MBBI-LA) hosted its first Peace Conversation Facilitation training at the Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd., LA. Provided for professionals involved in the conflict and dispute resolution in the LA, South Bay, Long Beach, and Inland Empire areas, the training team consisted of MBBI Los Angeles Chair, Estera Borcsa, Dr. Vicki Radel, Steve […]
Webinar: Intercultural Skills In Conflict Resolution- Is it productive to interact in diverse and multi-cultured environments ethnocentrically because that’s all you know how to do? Or, would you rather have a working knowledge of how to understand diverse social codes and ethnic differences? In today’s increasingly diverse community and work environments, professionals working in conflict resolution are ever more required to […]
Webinar: Unarmed Civilian Protection: Direct Protection & Violence Prevention without the Use of Force- Help us celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who was developing the Shanti Sena (Peace Army) when he was assassinated, by joining us in a dynamic conversation that will explore current applications of nonviolent civilian protection. Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 8:00 AM EST Register Here! The Need Deaths in war, numbers of displaced populations, military spending, […]
Webinar: Mobilizing Our Community: How Members Can Best Support International Peacebuilding – September 17 At 2:00 PM EST- Join us in a Conversation on “Mobilizing the MBBI Community: How Members Can Best Support International Peacebuilding,” by Todd Lopez on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 2:00 PM EST. Register Here! MBBI is currently expanding its efforts to reach more communities of conflict, building local capacities for peacebuilding, and promoting mediation worldwide, and is actively exploring […]
Webinar: Mediating Prejudice, Bias, Stereotyping, and Cross-Cultural Conflicts – August 8 At 2:00 PM EST- Join us in a Conversation on “Mediating Prejudice, Bias, Stereotyping and Cross-Cultural Conflicts” by Kenneth Cloke on August 8, 2018, At 2:00 PM EST. Register here. Please note that registration will end on August 6 at noon, 12:00 PM EST. Every conflict involves diversity, whether in race, gender, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, language, capacity, context, and […]
Special Online Interview with 3 x Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Scilla Elworthy- You are invited to attend a special online interview with three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Scilla Elworthy on Monday, July 2nd, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST/EDT (10:00 AM PST/PDT) Join via Zoom through this link: https://zoom.us/j/9440832137 OR by phone +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 […]
Webinar: Designing Systems to Prevent Chronic Social, Economic, and Political Conflicts – July 9 At 2:00 PM EST- Join us in a Conversation on “Designing Systems to Prevent Chronic Social, Economic, and Political Conflicts” by Kenneth Cloke on July 9 At 2:00 PM EST/EDT. Register here. In all conflicts, there is a better outcome than winning and losing, a more successful process than accusing and blaming, and a deeper relationship than exercising power over […]
Webinar: Without Forgiveness, Wounds Cannot Heal – Part 2 – April 20, 2018 10:00 AM EST- Forgiveness is a complex matter. Often people ask: Why should I forgive? How can I forgive? What is the relevance of forgiveness in a situation of on-going conflict? What is the relationship between forgiveness and justice? If I forgive, surely I am condoning wrongful actions and allowing them to continue? In this webinar, Mary Noble […]
Webinar: Transforming Police & Community Relations- March 29, 12:30 PM EST- MBBI is pleased to announce the upcoming webinar on Transforming Police and Community Relations Through Collaborative Practices. In this webinar, participants will hear from and have a conversation with a diverse panel of collaborative and peace professionals. Our panelist have decades of experience working with both the community and police to strengthen relationships and build trust. […]
Webinar: Without Forgiveness, Wounds Cannot Heal- Feb 21, 10:00 AM EST- Register here Forgiveness is a complex matter. Often people ask: Why should I forgive? How can I forgive? What is the relevance of forgiveness in a situation of on-going conflict? What is the relationship between forgiveness and justice? If I forgive, surely I am condoning wrongful actions and allowing them to continue? Join Mary Noble, Co-Founder […]
Inspiration Around Every Corner, Rotary Convention, Toronto 23-27 June 2018- MBBI will have a booth at the convention, and is looking for social media and booth volunteers. Contact us at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer. Find more information about the conference and register for it here.
Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network, 7-9 December, New York City, New York- Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice at Columbia University, New York City
Build Peace 2017- Making Paper Count: New Forms of Citizen Participation in Peace Agreements, Universidad de los Andes, 4-6 December, Bogota, Colombia- Register here.
27th Annual Africa & Diaspora International Conference, April 26-28, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA- Continuing a three-year tradition, MBBI is co-sponsoring Sacramento State’s Africa & Diaspora Conference. Click here to view the RFP for Exploring the Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities of African Peace & Security.
Rotary Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Peace, Vancouver, BC 10 Feb- Register for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace conference here.
Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference 2017, Tomorrow People Organization, 27-29 November, Bangkok, Thailand- More information
Webinar: Stakeholder Engagement in the Natural Resource Sector: Latest Fad or Vital Tool? Nov 15, 10 AM MT- Register here. If you are an MBBI Member and have not received the coupon code via e-mail, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain it.
Persistent Human Divides: Creative Initiatives for Communication, Collaboration, and Cohesion, Nov 13, NYC- Persistent Human Divides: Creative Initiatives for Communication, Collaboration, and Cohesion at Cardozo School of Law is a Symposium exploring innovations in the development of dispute resolution teaching, training and tools, including: Dispute resolution curriculum for our times An important role for art in expanding perspectives The role of journalists in shaping their readers’ understanding of […]
MBBI-LA-Rotary Partnership & Training- MBBI-LA and Rotary are partnering on a two-day training event which kicked off on September 23rd. Qualified MBBI-LA dialogue facilitators are training Rotarians on how to facilitate difficult conversations within their clubs. The sessions (pictured below) are lead by MBBI member and peace fellow Scott Martin.