129 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075

Peace Mediation Course

02/24/2017 to 02/25/2017

John Doe - Teaching assistan

Organizacion: DME

01213 361 677


Learn about non-violent conflict transformation and improve your negotiation and mediation skills. In this 2-day course, mediators share their experience with supporting peace processes.

Program Overview

Mediators bring conflict parties to the negotiating table and support them in finding agreements. In the last decade the range of actors in mediation has broadened beyond diplomats and UN experts and frequently professional mediators are brought in. Participants gain insights into the challenges that mediators face when facilitating dialogue and searching for peace agreements.

Your benefits

Become familiar with the most important concepts, definitions and challenges relevant to negotiation and mediation;
Understand what the specific added values of a mediator are for the resolution of conflicts;
Practice some inter-personal negotiation techniques;
Experience the dynamics of a mediation process;
Get a feel of what it is like to be a mediator in the field.


The course is designed for practitioners and academics interested in bridging their own experiences with current conceptual insights and practical knowledge on peace mediation.


Dr. David Lanz (link is external), Head, Mediation (link is external), swisspeace (link is external) (lead)
Julian Hottinger, Senior Mediation Expert, Human Security Division (link is external), Directorate of Political Affairs (link is external), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (link is external)
Mathias Zeller (link is external), Program Officer, Mediation (link is external), swisspeace