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Read the latest news about Kroc's Mediation Program and Program Director, Laurie Nathan. 

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Mediation Program Hosts Preventive Diplomacy Symposium

On March 19, the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies partnered with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to convene a half-day symposium on preventive diplomacy. Read more >>>


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Mediation Program Offers Training for South Sudan Council of Churches

In December 2018, Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program Director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, ran a mediation training workshop for the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC). The event took place at an ecumenical retreat outside of the capital city, Juba. Read more >>>

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New Policy Report on Mediation and Power-Sharing

The Kroc Institute Mediation Program has been involved in the production of a new policy research report on mediation and power-sharing. Read more >>>


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Mediation Program Welcomes Scholar in Residence

The Mediation Program at the Kroc Institute welcomes David Lanz as a Scholar in Residence during the Spring 2019 semester. Lanz is the Co-Head of the Mediation Program at swisspeace. Read more >>>



Laurie Nathan To Develop Mediation Protocol

Professor Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program Director and Professor of the Practice of Mediation, has been awarded a contract to develop a Mediation Protocol for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. Read more >>>


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Laurie Nathan Facilitates Mediation Workshop in Macedonia

In July, Laurie Nathan, Director of the Kroc Institute’s new Mediation Program, was a lead facilitator at a workshop for political parties from Macedonia. The event was part of the Track 1.5 Dialogue in Macedonia Project, established in 2016 by the Berghof Foundation and the Southeast European Association with funding from the German foreign ministry. Read more >>>


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Laurie Nathan Runs United Nations High Mediation Course

In June 2018, Laurie Nathan, Professor of the Practice of Mediation and Director of the Kroc Institute’s new mediation program, was the lead designer and trainer at the United Nations High Level Mediation Course, a program run annually in Montreux, Switzerland. The course is hosted by the UN in partnership with the Swiss government and participants are senior officials from the UN, regional organizations, and member states involved in mediation. Read more >>>