Conflict Tipping

Juan Diaz-Prinz on mediating peace

I’m delighted to present you with the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from, in which I speak with special guest Dr. Juan Diaz-Prinz.

Juan is Acting Director for Inclusive Peace Processes and Reconciliation at United States Institute of Peace, and somebody whom I am in complete awe of. His experience in peace mediation, dialogue, and facilitation spans nearly every continent in the world (pending inter-penguin conflict), and his expertise in this area is nigh-on unparalleled.

In this episode, we cover:

  • 📜 How Juan became a peace mediator
  • 🤲 What to do about social conflict, in terms of infrastructure, communication, and policy
  • 🛐 The handiness of religious leaders in addressing social conflict
  • 🏷️ The problems inherent in labelling others
  • 👝 What every peace mediator might want to have in their bag 😉

And all of this is set against a backdrop of experience and inspirational stories.

I hope you enjoy it!

PS For those interested in USIP’s free courses as mentioned by Juan, you’ll find a list here:

Juan is a mediator, trainer, and facilitator who has dedicated his career to bridging the gap between theory and practice in mediation. He started his career in the Office of the International Mediator in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1998-2004) and then co-founded the CSSP: Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation. He served as its director and senior mediator between 2005 and 2013. He later supported the founding of the European Institute of Peace for mediatEUr: the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue. Before joining USIP, he was working on developing the Conflict Management Space as an online platform for developing simple innovative training material for practitioners working in the field.

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