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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

Spreading the Seed of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Linda Reijerkerk

“What if a mediator had been here?” is the central question that Linda poses to her audience during the Centrum voor Conflicthantering (CvC) Mediation Conflict Tour©, an initiative bringing ordinary citizens…
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With Good Will. Member Spotlight: Maxim Schrogin

“To bring people together with good will”  is the simple framework in which Maxim Schrogin conducts his work as a community organizer and mediator in Berkeley, California.  After studying architecture…
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Interview – Elahe Amani With George Zeidan After The MBBI-LA Event

George Zeidan is the community leader of the Right to Movement, which is trying to bring awareness of the Palestinian inability to move freely within the country, the limitations imposed on…
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Women, Peace, Security, and Mediation. Member Spotlight: Christiana Lang

Christiana Lang has deliberately switched between research, policy, and programming positions throughout her career. She has worked with organizations from the grassroots level to INGOs, and IGOs like the UN,…
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Peacebuilding with Emotional Intelligence. Member Spotlight: Michiko Kuroda

Fulfilling her impossible dream of working on a global scale, Michiko Kuroda has worked at the United Nations for over 30 years. Growing up in Tokyo, she had a strong…
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Capacity-Building Approaches for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution. Member Spotlight: Claire Holland.

Claire Holland is one of those personalities in the field of mediation with whom it would be possible to speak to for hours, so rich is her portfolio and so…
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Project Highlight, The D-PACE Initiative: A Discussion with Duncan Autrey

The Association for Conflict Resolution held its annual conference this fall in Tucson, Arizona. “Heal the Divide: A Focus on the Role of ADR Practitioners in a Divided Society” was…
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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Mediation. Member Spotlight: Eunice Salton

Eunice Salton has thrived on linking various constituencies and facilitating projects to mutually successful outcomes. She is a champion of bridging connections between government, corporate and civil organizations and as…
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Pairing Logistics with Negotiation. Member Spotlight: Esma Deniz Yilmaz

Esma Deniz is a Logistics Manager at Mavitec B.V. in Bursa, Turkey, where she manages the freight forwarders, subcontracts, operations for importing and exporting and analyzes and coordinates supply chain.…
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Mediation and Peacebuilding, A Natural Trajectory. Member Spotlight: Mina Vaish

Mina Vaish has been a fulltime mediator practitioner for almost 15 years and started her own mediation practice in 2006. Her company, York Mediation, where she is the Managing Director,…
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