Consensus Building Institute
Managing Directors: David Fairman and Patrick Field
Founder and Senior Advisor: Lawrence Susskind
Contact: Ed Minor
The Consensus Building Institute (CBI) is a not-for-profit organization that provides dispute resolution services and undertakes dispute systems analysis and design activities for public agencies in the United States and overseas. CBI’s public dispute resolution work in America focuses on 1) consensus building in politically-charged value-based disputes concerning matters of public policy, 2) strategies for building agency capacity to employ a full range of neutral services, and 3) the evaluation of agency-sponsored mediation efforts. CBI’s international work is concentrated on 1) preventative mediation in settings in which ethnic conflicts are of great concern, 2) the design of “informal parallel negotiations” in multilateral contexts in which formal negotiations are too highly constrained to be effective, and 3) strategies for building agency and NGO capacity to use a full range of neutral services.
Interns have an opportunity to work directly with senior practitioners and to participate in CBI’s theory-building activities. Please send a resume along with a cover letter stating your specific interests and skills by fax, mail, or e-mail to the attention of Ed Minor.