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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

Pursuing Peace Conference. Member Spotlight: Chuck Fitzgerald

Chuck Fitzgerald is a peacemaker, Rotarian and mediator based in Arizona. He has held numerous positions in the private and public sectors, creating value between organisations with stakeholders. He worked…
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Using Positive Deviance to Build Peace. Member Spotlight: Grace Burgess

Grace Burgess has had an eclectic career, living in Russia, the United Kingdom, and Palestine at different points. She has worked largely in the non-profit sector, both on the ground…
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Community Mediation in New York. Member Spotlight: Andrew Haas

Who is Andrew Haas? He is a father, a surfer, and a mediator. He first started his study in international relations then continue his graduate degree in peacebuilding and human…
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Transforming Businesses and Transforming Conflict. Member Spotlight: Fabiano Sannino

In the economic world, it is rather common for businesses to face periods of change, or better said, of transformation. In these instances, personalities like Fabiano Sannino are crucial to…
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A Fresh Cultural-Relational Outlook of Conflict. Member Spotlight: Tzofnat Peleg-Baker

Tzofnat is a teacher, trainer, facilitator, consultant, mediator, and coach in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and the U.S. She is an adjunct professor teaching conflict management and negotiation at…
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A Young Peacebuilder in Afghanistan. Member Spotlight: Heela Hakimi

Growing up in the Afghanistan of today it is certainly no easy thing, especially if you are a woman and a peace activist like Heela Jan. Raised in the Middle…
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Creating a Department of Peacebuilding. Member Spotlight: Fernando I. Andrade

Fernando Andrade is originally from Chile and immigrated to the United States over thirty years ago. He has a wide range of professional experiences, beginning his American career in labor…
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Communication and Climate Action. Member Spotlight: Miriah Russo Kelly

Miriah Russo Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University. She completed her Master of…
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Mediating with Eyes Towards the East. Member Spotlight: Ilan Bass

Influenced from an early age by foreign cultures, especially of China, Japan, and Korea, Ilan Bass has continued to cultivate his deep interest throughout his fruitful and successful career in…
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Teaching Effective Communication. Member Spotlight: Shelley Larson

Shelley Larson is a Dispute Resolution Specialist with Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, the Founder and CEO of SBL Communication, and a professor of communication and leadership at Oakland County College. She…
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