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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

The Power of Community Mediation. Member Spotlight: Judith Starr

“Community mediation grew out of the civil rights movement, the idea being that you open up access to justice to everyone, by going into communities and helping people to resolve…
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The Voice of Peace in Her Community. Member Spotlight: Marie Bangura

Turning a tragedy into a purpose Marie is a passionate young lady, who was born and raised in the community of Gloucester Village, part of the Western region of Sierra…
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The Psychology, Strategies, and Techniques of Negotiation. Member Spotlight: Paul Boyer

Paul holds a Juris Doctorate from William & Mary Law School, the oldest law school in the United States. He continued his education with a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy…
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Standing for Children Protection and Women Empowerment in Malawi. Member Spotlight: Brown Masingati

Malawi, also nicknamed as ‘the warm heart of Africa’, is well known for the friendliness and openness of its inhabitants, and the beauties of its natural heritage. Regrettably, the small…
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Technology Completing Mediation. Member Spotlight: Damian Croker

In most cases, the thirst for traveling and exploring new cultural contexts represents the springboard for one’s evolution. Eventually, the passion for appreciating what is different among humans, populations, and…
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A Resilient Rotarian. Member Spotlight: Chehab Elawar

Background Today, we present a unique member with a remarkable story: Chehab Elawar. He was raised in Lebanon and started his life with nothing. He comes from a big family…
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Leadership Development in the UAE. Member Spotlight: David Ribott

Usually, when people answer the “who are you” question, they talk about their job or academic background; however, when David answered this one, he said, “I am someone who is…
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Communication Builds Collaboration. Member Spotlight: Veerash Srikison

Veerash has many people in her family that come from the litigation field. But she is the first to break out from the adversarial approach by being a mediator. As…
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Conflict Constructive. Member Spotlight: Michelle Arbid

“I wonder, do people choose to behave in a certain way because that is what they really want to choose, or because they can’t access a better alternative? I once…
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A Place of Love, Confidence and Compassion. Member Spotlight: Nicole Beauregard

What drove Nicole to study at university was her passion for different cultures. She started her studies in another field than mediation: languages, and holds a degree in Spanish and…
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