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A Career Mediator. Member Spotlight: Alicia Kuin

Alicia Kuin has been a member of MBBI since 2011, was our very first member spotlight in 2014, and is the founder of the MBB Canada Regional Group. When Alicia was just 15 years old, a mediator came to her school and she received extensive training in peer mediation and has never looked back –…

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Rethinking the World Through Collaboration and Regenerative Design. Member Spotlight: Kathy Porter

As things stand today, the world we are living in faces unprecedented challenges. Climate change, social disruption, and economic inequalities are only a few of the problems scourging communities and disrupting the lives of thousands of individuals in any part of the globe. Kathleen Porter, an experienced mediator and facilitator of complex environmental, economic, and…

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Promoting Peace, Culture & Sustainable Development. Member Spotlight: Abeer S. Al Saud

Introduction Abeer S. Al Saud is a peacebuilder, humanitarian actor, and development professional in the arena of multilateral organizations, with strong values based in a belief in common humanity and the importance of cultural and environmental sustainability in her work. Her work encompasses development practices, policy building, international dialogue, and capacity-building. Born and raised in…

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Transforming Conflict to Transform Relationships. Member Spotlight: Barbara Barnes

Barbara Barnes welcomes conflict. As an experienced mediator and facilitator, she considers it to be an opportunity for change within the complexities of our personal and professional relationships.  “For a long time, I was averse to conflict. Now I am very curious about it. I run toward it, learning toward exploring it fully.” Conflict transformation…

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A New Perspective into Mediation. Member Spotlight: Mary Margaret Mackinnon

Mary Margaret’s legal educational background spans from Canada to the UK. In between, she has pursued a number of professional trainings focused on both the public and private sectors of mediation practice. She stated, “I have acted as a mediator for 14 years but my practice has evolved so that I do more public law…

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Writers Series: Part VI, Mediating to Avoid High Financial Risk

MBBI and the International Mediation Institute are proudly collaborating on a new series, Mediation 360°, in which experts address the question “What would be the prospects of your organization/industry/society/areas of study if the language of conflict was replaced by the language of collaboration?“ We will share stories that depict the power and possibilities of mediation in a range…

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Comprehending Emerging and Diverse Identities. Member Spotlight: Caroline Stauffer

A Stead-Fast Mediator Caroline Stauffer, a trained and certified mediator and instructor for the Los Angeles City Attorney Office (LACA), Community Justice Initiative (CJI), was a graduate from Pepperdine University, obtaining a B.S. in Business Management. She then pursued a Master of Business Administration from the Graziadio School of Business, concentrating in Leadership and Organizational…

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International Advocate for Peace Award

Mediators Beyond Borders International has been named the 2020 Recipient of the International Advocate for Peace Award, for its exemplary work in the field of conflict resolution. Members of this global organization will share their work and experience from around the world, which include brokering peace agreements in the midst of the pandemic, reintegrating former…

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Making World International Day of Peace

Millicent Otieno is a peacebuilder in Kenya. She has been a part of MBBI’s IPTI Faculty/community of practice and represents us at regional events. She is also the MBBI Representative for East Africa. Watch as she discusses the importance of today in the Kenyan context.

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2020 MBBI Cyber Congress: C.A.L.M.

We are excited, humbled, and honored to announce that Mediators Beyond Borders International has been selected for the 2020 International Advocate for Peace Award! This is an extraordinary acknowledgment of our community’s work in the field of conflict resolution. Past recipients include Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Leymah Gbowee, and Paul McCartney. We are truly honored…

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