6th MBB Congress (2013)
MBB held its 6th Annual Congress in Istanbul, Turkey on September 27-29, 2013.
The theme of the Congress was Building Peace “Able” Communities: Enhancing the Role of Mediators. Additionally, this congress had a special focus on the role of women in mediation. The Congress was attended by over 200 inspiring speakers, trainers, and mediators from over 44 countries.
5th MBB Congress (2012)
The 5th Annual MBB Congress was held at the Radisson Plaza in Baltimore Maryland, USA on March 1-4, 2012. MBB members and supporters from all over the world participated. William Ury, co-author of Getting to Yes and co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, was honored with the MBB Peacemaker Award. Keynote speakers Melanie C. Greenberg (President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding), Sanam Naraghi Anderlini (co-founder of the International Civil Society Action Network), and Abderrahim Foukara (Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel) contributed to a weekend few will soon forget.
4th MBB Congress (2011)
More than 190 people descended on the University of California—Los Angeles, USA to attend the 4th Annual Mediators Beyond Borders Congress, themed “From Conflict to Peace: The Mediation Revolution”. The meeting was co-hosted by Model United Nations at UCLA and the Undergraduate International Relations Society. Keynote speakers were MBB Global Advisory Council Member Lawrence Susskind and MBB Board Member Ashok Panikkar.
3rd MBB Congress (2010)
Leaders challenged and taught, members and students asked and learned, and there was no shortage of high praise for the Third Annual Congress of Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB), themed “Preparing to Serve”, held in Washington, D.C., USA on March 5-7. Leaders in peacebuilding. MBB Members from around the world exchanged ideas, honed and learned skills to promote and spread conflict resolution programs and initiatives worldwide, including discussing the many diverse ways to participate with MBB.
2nd MBB Congress (2009)
Members gathered in New Orleans, LA, USA, to attend the second annual MBB Congress.
1st MBB Congress (2007)
MBB members gathered at the St. Malo Catholic Retreat, Conference & Spiritual Center in Allenspark, Colorado, USA to attend the Mediators Beyond Borders Founding Congress. MBB members traveled from Scotland, Germany, The Netherlands, the United States and Canada to chart the future of Mediators Beyond Borders.