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IMPACT Series: The Cost and Effectiveness of Peacebuilding Mediation

Guest speakers: Milt Lauenstein, Jessica Berns, Consultant with Jessica Berns Consulting, Michelle Breslauer, Deputy of Director of Programs, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Nike Carstarphen, Co-Founder of the Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT); Joe Bubman, Senior Peacebuilding Advisor, Mercy Corps (MC) and Leslie Wingender, Peacebuilding Advisor, Mercy Corps (MC)


Several studies in the field of conflict resolution are promising to add to the body of data on the cost-effectiveness and impact of mediation.

IMPACT Series: vertical coordination

Guest Speakers: Julian Davis, Standby Team Coordinator UN Mediation Support Unit (MSU); Canan Gunduz, Mediation Advisor European External Action Service (EEAS); and Kristian Herbolzheimer, Philippines/Colombia Program Director Conciliation Resources.


Assessing the Risks of Conducting Emergency Mediations in War Zones

Faced with armed conflict and violent unrest, civilians in war zones are left vulnerable to threats of violence and great deprivations. While humanitarian organizations working in conflicts areas provide lifesaving emergency services in sometimes highly volatile contexts, many are increasingly realizing that these activities are not enough for citizens yearning for security and a return to normalcy. This latter task is often relegated to the State and Track-I actors.

IMPACT Series: the person of the mediator

Guest Speaker: Dr. Christina Stenner, OSCE, Mediation Support Office


The profile of a mediator

Local peacemakers are people who very often emerge as mediators, as opposed folks who followed a professional path. They developed a reputation for being impartial and have a deep knowledge of the conflict dynamics, as well as the culture within which they are asked to mediate. Knowing who will become an ideal peacemaker depends on the characteristics a society prioritizes.



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