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Disability Advocacy, Climate Change Mediation, and Nuclear Energy. Member Spotlight: Jake Goodman

Jake Goodman is a recent Master’s graduate with a degree in Conflict Analysis & Dispute Resolution from Salisbury University. Focused on international and environmental conflict resolution, Jake is also a proud disability advocate, who is currently on the market for a career in which he can combine his diverse passions and skillsets. Jake’s Background Having…

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Being the Honest Broker. Member Spotlight: Silke Toenshoff

Born and raised in Hanover, Germany, Silke Toenshoff has always had many diverse interests and passions. Throughout her career, she’s been a consulting professional, worked in politics, as a senior think-tank analyst, and EU Head of Unit in two departments of the European Committee of the Regions. Besides this, Silke has always been fascinated by…

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Making Mediation Climate Proof. Member Spotlight: Paddy Patton

Iain Patton (Paddy) is a mediator, leadership coach, international development and environmental professional from Northern Ireland. Paddy has dedicated decades of his career to promoting sustainability and environmental action, and though he is technically quite new to the official field of mediation, he feels like his whole life has been in this space as well….

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Including Community Members at all Stages of Peacebuilding. Member Spotlight: Abid Humayun

Abid Humayun is a peacebuilding and mediation professional who was born in Afghanistan, but grew up mainly in Pakistan and India for his education. In 2013, Abid returned to Afghanistan and immediately began doing social work focused on human rights with youth, woman, and other populations in need. From there he became more involved in…

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Building Peace Through Supporting Youth and Education. Member Spotlight: Sonia Birdi

Sonia Birdi is a court annexed mediator who lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. Along with the cases she receives from the court, she provides private mediation services, and works at a Sikh cultural school that she helped open in her community. Though it is now central to who she is, mediation didn’t come into…

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MBBI is the Recipient of the 2024 Frank E.A. Sander Innovation in ADR Award

Mediators Beyond Borders International is honored to be the recipient of the 2024 Frank E.A. Sander Innovation in ADR Award. This award was established to recognize innovative methods and extraordinary achievements in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution by the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution. On April 11, 2024, Prabha Sankaranarayan, CEO of MBBI accepted the award presented…

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Interfaith Conflict Resolution. Member Spotlight: Geoffrey White

Geoffrey White is an Australian mediator who has many years of experience practicing peacebuilding around the world, and in his local community. Since he was a child, Geoffrey has been fascinated by non-violence and conflict resolution. After pursuing many different jobs, volunteering in multiple countries throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the Subcontinent, and teaching…

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Discovering a Passion for Mediation. Member Spotlight: Claire McLeveighn

Claire McLeveighn is a newly qualified mediator from New York with a background in international affairs and public policy. Driven by a passion for social justice, human rights, and gender equality, Claire aspires to develop her practice in order to contribute to conflict resolution and inclusive peacebuilding efforts at both local and international levels. Background…

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A Lifelong Pursuit of Peace. Member Spotlight: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

Forrest “Woody” Mosten is an experienced lawyer, mediator, and educator based in La Jolla, California. A founding member of MBBI, Woody has devoted his career to advancing mediation and peacemaking both in the United States and globally, championing innovative and collaborative approaches to resolving conflict. Background Woody’s journey into mediation and peacemaking stemmed from his…

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MBBI Spotlighted in Two Articles!

MBBI has been featured in two articles. On Business Insider: Mediation and Peacebuilding: An Antidote for a Global Rise in Violence and Polarization and on Global Newswire: Mediators Beyond Borders International Announces Global Expansion Through Collaboration Regions. Explore more on both of these articles on how MBBI continues to connect our peacebuilding community internationally.

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