Research & Scholarship


Political Mediation in Modern Conflict Resolution: Emerging Research and Opportunities, IGI Global, forthcoming (2017)

The Conflict Transformation Spectrum, Series editor, Peter Lang Publishing, forthcoming (2018)


  • Special Edition (one of the editors): Securing Human and Social Rights and Diversity Gains at Work in the Era of Austerity Measures and Global Recession. European Management Review (forthcoming 2017)
  • “Mediating international conflicts: Challenges and Opportunities”, in: BRICS Policy Paper, Vol 4 (1), 2016
  • “Does the ongoing global economic crisis put diversity gains at risk? Diversity management during hard times: International examples from the USA, South Africa, and Greece”, in: Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality (ed Prescott, J.), IGI Global (2015)
  • The Multicultural and Diverse Organisation in the United States – a stocktaking exercise on challenges, opportunities and best practices”, in: Özbilgin, M., Vassilopoulou, J., Tatli, A. and Jonsen, K. (2014) Multiculturalism in organizations. In Thomas, K. M; Plaut, V. and Tran, M. (Eds) Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. Taylor-Francis.
  • Social Conflict Resolution and Intercultural Dialogue”, in: Reconstructing Babel – Education and Cosmopolitanism, Biblioteca della Fondazione, Fondazione Intercultura, Onus (2011)
  • “Inclusion and Diversity as an Intercultural Task – An Essay “, in: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, A Research Companion (Editor: Özbilgin), Edward Elgar Press, Chattenham, (2009)
  • “On Panethnicity and Communication Issues” in, access here: (11/2009)
  • “Job profile for Military Personnel involved in Peace-keeping Operations: A Study on Skills, Standards, and Communications” (in German: Aspekte interkultureller Kommunikation bei Friedensoperationen), Speyerer Arbeitsheft Nr. 43 (2004)


  • ECOWAS Dialogue and Mediation Handbook (2017)
  • Conflict Analysis, Prevention & Early Warning, 2014 (forthcoming)
  • African Union Mediation Support Handbook, 2014 (download the handbook from the ACCORD website)
  • NATO Crisis Response System Manual, 2009
  • NATO Knowledge Management Manual, 2006


  • 6th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIALE ON NEGOTIATION, Novancia Business School, Paris, November 16 to 18, 2016, paper titled:’Political mediation – Challenges and Opportunities’ and, with Ratha Khuon: ‘The Africanization of Democracy – Elections and Conflict Prevention’

    International Workshop on the legacy of armed conflicts Southern African and comparative perspectives Pretoria, 28-29 July 2016, paper titled: ‘Mediating international conflict – Challenges and opportunities’

  • International Association for Conflict Management 29th Annual Conference, New York, Columbia University, June 26th – 29th, 2017, paper titled: ‘Political Mediation – Lessons Learned from 4 Case Studies’
  • SIETAR France Congress, Frontiers & Identities: Navigating worlds in motion. Workshop, titled: ‘Getting it done – Informal Power and Personal Leadership’, France,, Oct 29th – Nov 1st, 2015
  • Hostilities, Reconciliation, and Intervention through Dance, University of Maryland, Chaired Panel Discussion, October 23, 2014.  Guests were Deborah Heifetz, and Shawn Lent
  • 19th Annual Conference of IAPTC, 2013, Keynote speech : “Coping with change – the future of peacekeeping training and learning”, BIPSOT, Bangladesh, 28th – 31st Oct. 2013
  • Lecture: Peacebuilding 2.0: Applying Complexity to Harness Complex Post-Conflict Settings, Nov 1st, 2013, Columbia University
  • EDULEARN13, 5th International conference on education and learning, Annual conference, July 1st – 3rd, 2013: Mediation in the trenches – Feedback loops for mediation training,
  • International Association on Conflict Management, Annual Conference, July 11th – 14th, 2012: From Fear to a Common Future – 25 years of Conflict Management, Title of Practitioner Workshop: ‘Linking Peacemaking Assets to Peace building Resources – a Mediation Continuum’,
  • Geneva Peacebuilding Platform Retreat: Safe Communities – Resilient Systems? March 25th – 27th, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland,
  • Columbia University, School of Continuing Education and School of International Public Affairs, “Entangling the Knot – Linking Peacemaking Assets to Peacebuilding Resources, Dec. 2nd, 2011
  • Fondazione Interculturale, Conference on Cosmopolitanism and Education, April 7th – 9th, 2011, Title of workshop: ‘Social conflict resolution and intercultural dialogue’,
  • SIETAR France, Lille. Congress on Human Rights and Diversity: From Civil Society to Organizational Practices, Oct 27th – Oct 30th, 2010, Title of 3-day workshop: ‘Social Conflict, Conflict Resolution and Intercultural Dialogue’,
  • Worldbank, Washington, Title of Speech: ‘Consensus-Building in Conflicts about Natural Resources’, May 2010
  • Toastmasters83, New Jersey, Spring conference, Title of Workshop: ”Negotiations 101”, Ramada Conference Center, Hanover, NJ, May 15th, 2010
  • Toastmasters46, New York, Spring Conference, Title of Workshop: “Negotiations 101”, Columbia Uni Faculty House, May8th, 2010,
  • Columbia University, SIPA, Title of Workshop: ‚Negotiating Across Cultures – An overview of Theories and Practices’, March 11th, 2010 Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Conflict Resolution Day, Title of Workshop: ‚The Importance of ADR in International Dispute Resolution’, Febr. 3rd, 2010
  • Center for International Conflict Resolution, SIPA, Columbia University, Conference on Conflict Resolution in the Balkans, Title of Paper: „Tackling the Issues of Environmental Resources in Initial Crisis Response – a Mediator’s Reflection, Jan. 29th, 2010 Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater Chapter of New York, Annual Conference at Fordham Law School, Title of Workshop: „The 9Fields Model – A Model for Effective Mediation“ (CLE),
  • “Commercial Mediation in Russia – Overview and Recommendations”, Paper presented during “Entrepreneurs and Lawyers for Mediation”, organized by Southern Federal University, Rostov, Russia, Department of Economical Studies and Trade Chamber, Oct 4th, 2009
  • “Mediation – Focusing on Active Listening”, 2-Day-Mediation Master Class, Southern Federal University, Rostov, Oct 1st-2nd, 2009 “The 9Fields Model – A Model for Effective Conflict Management”, Paper presented at the ACR Greater Chapter of New York Annual Conference, June 25th, 2009,
  • Fordham Law School “High Stakes on the High Seas: Society, Dispute Resolvers and the Somalian Piracy Crisis”, ACR New York, Annual Membership Meeting, May 30th, 2009 SIETAR Global Conference, Granada Spain, Title of Workshop: „From Crossbows to Wodka – Designing Conflict Resolution Systems and the Russian Context“,, Oct. 2008
  • Equal Opportunities International, 1st Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Chair of the Doctoral Colloqium,, July 2008
  • „Gender Diversity Changes Organizations“, DiVersion – Managing Gender & Diversity, Universität Dortmund, Dortmund 22-23 June 2007, Title: „Diversity as a Discipline – Managing Hybrid Cultures in Organizations“
  • “Comparative Cultural Studies and Central and East European Studies”, American Hungarian Educators Association St John’s University Manhattan, Campus, New York, 19-21 April 2007, Title: „The Rationale of Minority Rights and the Strengthening of Interaction between Minorities in Contemporary Hungary“
  • SIETAR Europa, 16th Annual SIETAR Europa Congress 2007 in Sofia, Bulgaria, 25th-29th April 2007, “East, West, North, South Culture’s Impact on Economy, Religion, Ecology & Politics”, Title: “Negotiating the “Other” – Towards an Analysis and Theories of Interculturalism”
  • The 4th International Conference on Ethiopian Development Studies (ICEDS) THE CHALLENGES OF PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA & THE HORN OF AFRICA, August 3-5, 2007,, Title: “Human Rights in the NEPAD – Rights, Instruments, Players, Limits“

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