Conflict Tipping

Helen Winter on peer mediation amongst refugees

I’m delighted to share with you the latest episode of the Conflict Tipping podcast from, where I speak with the inspirational Helen Winter, LL.M.. She is a current fellow with The Program on Negotiation at Harvard University and founder of R3SOLUTE, an organisation that empowers refugees with peer mediation skills.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 How learning peer mediation helps refugees, in and out of the camp
  • ⛺ Home-grown DR techniques encountered in refugee camps
  • 💸 R3solute’s funding model and who they work with
  • 🧫 The unique challenge of developing appropriate courses and materials in multi-lingual, multi-cultural environments (and how to overcome them)

Helen Winter is Co-Founder and CEO of, a program that strives to accelerate mutual integration of refugee and local communities and the rebuilding of refugee lives. R3SOLUTE aims to foster sustainable peace by reducing the social and economic costs of conflicts and maximizing the value of constructive debate for individuals, organizations, and communities.

Helen is an avid certified mediator and lawyer. She previously worked as a mediator with L. A. Superior Court and consultant with OnDeckMediation where her expertise included anti-discrimination law. In addition, her experience includes working with the United Nations Office of the Ombudsman and Mediation Services where she analyzed and addressed systemic issues within the organization. She is also an ambassador with International Justice Mission in Germany.

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