MBBI offers a dynamic range of events each year at locations around the world. Additionally, contact us if you would like to include: summits, workshops and other events on the roster.
Conference on World Affairs, 10 April – 14 April 2017, Boulder, Colorado
Shadia Marhaban, MBBI Consultant and Acehnese Journalist, Activist, & Peace Mediator, will speak at The Conference on World Affairs (CWA). CWA brings a world of thought leaders together to discuss “everything conceivable” with the residents and students of Boulder. The event reaches viewers throughout Colorado and the nation as well through livestreaming and video and audio recordings. The event is free of charge and open to the public—learn more here.
The Intersection of Immigration Law and Community Dialogue: Where Information Meets Community Conversation, 15 April 2017, Los Angeles, California
In our current national climate of rapidly changing immigration laws, we face historic issues relating to temporary, permanent and refugee migration to the U.S. MBB-LA will provide information and tools to understand varying perspectives on these difficult issues—which will be followed by a facilitated dialogue among participants. Elahe Amani (California State University, Fullerton) will moderate the presentation which features: Michael Kazemi and Alice Yardum-Hunter (Immigration lawyers), Dorit Cypis (Artist, Educator & Mediator), and Dania Ayah Alkhouli (“A Country Called Syria”). Join MBB-LA on April 15th from 1-4pm at LA84 2141 West Adams Blvd. LA, 90018. Contact information for the event (RSVP and questions) is firstname.lastname@example.org or MBB-LA Chair Estera Borcsa at 714-603-3815
Kaplan Lecture – Bridging the Political Divide (ACBA CLE), Thursday, 27 April at 5 PM EST, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Recent events in the United States and across the globe suggest that the foundations of democratic governance are fracturing. This year’s Kaplan Lecture invites mediators, lawyers and collaborative professionals to engage in a conversation about what role they can play to shore-up these foundations. Prabha Sankaranarayan, of MBBI and Timothy Dawson of the Art of Democracy will discuss the methods they use to foster enriching democratic engagement in the contexts of international relations and local governance respectively. Register here.
Presidential Peace Conference, Rotary, 9 June- 14 June 2017, Atlanta, Georgia
MBBI Board Member Dana Moldovan, MBBI Board Member Akin Olawore, RC Ngong Hills President Joy Mbaabu, and PAG VTT Chair. Dist 5280 SAG Mark Ameli, will co-present, Building the Skills for Peace in Every Community around the World. Participants will learn that peacebuilding is possible through collaboration with expert partners for local and global projects. They will also explore collaborations that are successfully developing programs to inoculate every community to resolve and prevent conflicts which destroy advances in human development.
Monday, 12 June 2017 15:00-16:30, MBBI’s Rotary Working Group Facilitator, Steve Goldsmith, will lead a session entitled, Power of Mediation: Local to Global. Whether you’re planning a board meeting, conducting a community needs assessment, or working on a global grant, you’re bound to run into conflicts. This seminar, facilitated by Rotarians and Mediators Beyond Borders International, will enhance your conflict sensitivity and conflict transformation skills, and equip you with skills you can put work immediately in your Rotary and community projects. Register here.
Mediation: The Future is Ours to Discover, A Collaborative Approach, World Mediation Summit, 13 June-16 June 2017, Madrid, Spain
Register here for the World Mediation Summit (WMS). WMS’ bring together international experts in mediation including Ambassadors, diplomats, lawyers, mediators, psychologists, social workers, students, human resources specialists and many others. The Summit is open to those interested in the various fields of mediation and how mediation can be incorporated into all realms of international diplomacy as well as other fields of mediation and peace-building both locally and internationally. Register here.
Succeeding in Africa: Social Construction in Action, 10-12 July 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa
MBBI 8th Annual Congress, 4-6 October 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands
All the latest here.
Peace Now More than Ever, Alliance for Peacebuilding, 11-13 October 2017, Washington, DC
Registration opening soon.