Planning for Peace: Peacebuilding as a Dimension of Human Security

Event Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: Milstein East B, Harvard Law School

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

Planning for Peace:

Peacebuilding as a Dimension of Human Security


Tobi Dress-Germain, J.D.

Mediator & Consultant

Author of the UN development dossier, Designing a Peacebuilding Infrastructure: Taking a Systems Approach to the Prevention of Violent Conflict.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Milstein East B
Wasserstein Hall
Harvard Law School campus

Free and open to the public. Please bring your lunch; dessert and drinks will be provided.


About the Speaker:

Tobi Dress-Germain is a writer, mediator and lawyer, as well as a lecturer, mediation program designer, and specialist in conflict prevention, peacebuilding and related human security issues.

In the 1990’s she was the Director of Human Rights Mediation Programs for the City of New York. Inspired by the success of this program, she began working with United Nations agencies and other international organizations exploring how to expand the use of mediated dialogue in the international arena. She served in UNDP, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, the ILO, and UN missions in Romania, Moldova, Geneva and Istanbul. She has also worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Organization for Migration in Geneva.

She has served as a consultant, lecturer, and writer on issues including human and collective security, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, governance, civil society institution building, and rule of law. She has lectured in universities and law schools in the U.S. and abroad, and has published in national and international journals on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In 2005 she was commissioned by the UN in Geneva to author a Development Dossier on conflict prevention. This volume was launched at UN Headquarters in New York and has been distributed worldwide.  (See Designing Peacebuilding Infrastructures: Taking a Systems Approach to the Prevention of Violent Conflict ).

In her private life Tobi is a published fiction writer.


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