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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.

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

A Lifelong Learner. Member Spotlight Richard Barbieri

Richard Barbieri may have only formally entered into the mediation field after his retirement, but his long career as a teacher and administrator left him with a wealth of knowledge…
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Speaking for the Future. Member Spotlight: Julie Richard

Julie Richard is a practicing lawyer, in her home country of Canada, where she runs a practice with another lawyer, about 6 hours north of Toronto. During her undergraduate degree,…
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Meet the Board: Dana Moldovan

Mediators Beyond Borders International is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of 17 remarkable individuals. This article is part of the Meet the Board series—putting faces…
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MBBI Supports and Trains New Network of Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth 

Women are critical to peace. Women bring a perspective often lacking in the peace negotiations and governance agreements crafted between armed factions, factions whose male-dominated narratives vary greatly from those…
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A Rotarian Creating Pathways to Peace. Member Spotlight: Michael Bardin

  Michael Bardin is long-time member and leader with Rotary International, who has been developing and leading peacebuilding projects around the world for decades now. After retiring several years ago…
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Member Spotlight: Ian E. Lancaster; End-of-Life Care

Ian Lancaster is a third-generation Rotarian who has contributed significantly to Rotary International’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Area of Focus.  He considers himself a “small ‘m’ mediator,” because he does not…
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Connecting Ethics and Peacebuilding Throughout Oceania. Member Spotlight: Susan Hayes

Susan Hayes is an experienced peacebuilder, mediator, and conflict management coach, with a career that has ranged across teaching, community education, public sector administration, and international development. She has been…
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COVID-19 Prevention Projects in Yemen. Member Spotlight: Hussam Bazara’a

Hussam Bazara’a is a brand-new member of MBBI, based in the city of Ibb in his home country of Yemen. He is 22 and a student in the department of…
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Spreading Awareness of Peacebuilding. Member Spotlight: Dorcas Arorote

Dorcas Arorote is a highly trained and experienced lawyer and mediator, with a passion for engaging the people around her and spreading awareness of the peacebuilding properties of mediation. She…
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The Vision and Willpower of a Young Change-Maker. Member Spotlight: Dr. Sarah Babaian

Sometimes, what it takes to lay the foundations for a major change in the state of things is forward-thinking, vision, and willpower in the face of obstacles. All these three…
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