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Member Spotlights

MBBI calls its members Peace Builders. Our members contribute their time utilizing their skills and experiences to participate in Working and Regional Groups, and Capacity-Building & Advocacy Initiatives. We hope that through our Spotlights, our members, individually and collectively, will inspire you as much as they inspire us to continue the important work.

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A growing number of international requests reach MBBI for partnerships, services, and projects. Help us build our capacity to say “yes” to these requests; consider joining us as a Peace Builder. For more information on how to become involved and for internship and volunteer opportunities, please visit our Join Us page or contact us at info@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

Our Peace Builders

‘Stop Being A Secret’: A Call-to-Action to Increase MBBI’s Global Visibility

MBBI Board of Directors (BoD) is urging members, volunteers, interns, and staff to join forces in fostering the organization’s brand awareness to enhance the organization’s access to much-needed funding to…
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Publishing Guides on Collaborative Skill-Building. Member Spotlight: David Savage

David B. Savage, as President of Savage Management Ltd., focuses on building capacity and accountability in people and within and between organizations and communities. David is a proud co-founding member…
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Certifying Global Mediators and Negotiators. Member Spotlight: Deniz Kite Güner

Deniz Kite is the founder of the Global Mediators and Negotiators (GMN), an organization focuses on training, mentoring, and certifying mediators in Turkey, Cyprus, Brazil, Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, and Paraguay and…
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Empathy, Authenticity, Humility, & Sincerity. Member Spotlight: Dee Knapp

Dee Knapp is the President of Accord and Collaboration, a mediation organization focusing on workplace dispute resolution. After attending the 2017 MBBI Congress in The Hague, Dee joined MBBI following…
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‘A Sixth Sense Every Mediator Should Have.’ Member Spotlight: Suzanne Sherkin

The chair of MBBI—Canada, Suzanne Sherkin, has pointed out effective communication as a viable solution to mediation. A trained speaker and mediator, Suzanne believes that mediation and effective communication are interwoven; urging mediation practitioners, as well as aspiring mediators, to treat communication as an area worthy of critical analysis.
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Building Software for Soft Skills. Member Spotlight: Martha Harty

Martha Harty is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Her work focuses on technology-based training in conflict skills and collaboration…
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Reconciling Technical Differences to Save the Environment. Member Spotlight: Saleem Ali

Saleem Ali, self-identifies as a global mediator, is a Professor of Energy and Environment at the University of Delaware. Saleem has lived in three countries (the United States, Pakistan, and…
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Creating Conflict-Prepared Workforce in a Conflict-Prone World. Member Spotlight: J. David Renfro

Dave Renfro self-identifies as a peacemaker.  He’s the principal and founding officer of J. David Renfro Conflict Resolution Services, LLC, which has the mission of “Assisting Labor-Management Leaders Become Conflict…
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Cultivating Seeds of Hope for the Future Generations. Member Spotlight: Catalina Chaux-Echeverri

A native of Colombia, Catalina Chaux-Echeverri has been an active member of the MBBI network since 2013 and is a Co-Leader of the MBBI-Colombia Project. She is an accredited lawyer,…
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Advocacy, Partnerships, and the United Nations. Member Spotlight: Erik Steinecker

Since 2010, Erik Steinecker has co-led the United Nations Multilateral Working Group (UNMWG) of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). He helps maintain the organization’s Special NGO Consultative Status with the Economic…
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