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PAST Projects

Selected examples of Center for Emergent Diplomacy past projects and collaborations include:

  • Extending the Nuclear Taboo - a series of back-channel nuclear non-proliferation meetings in Santa Fe, New Mexico welcoming high-level delegates from Iran, Israel, the Korean Peninsula and international policy think tanks among others.


  • Women Changing Outcomes - a gathering of emerging young Palestinian women leaders from all sectors of society in Jordan.  The meeting was in response to a request to explore grass-roots strategies for shifting the stalled diplomatic peace process away from piecemeal approaches, to one of systemic change.


  • Project Albert – a research and development effort of the US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.  Project Albert searches large databases and applies high performance computer modeling to understand how groups develop identity and form networks of action.  Complexity modeling offers a tool for enhancing intuition, finding surprises and outliers, and identifying options for coexistence.


  • Happiness Santa Fe – a week long community event hosted by the Center for Emergent Diplomacy.  The event highlighted the Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) introduced jointly by the government of Bhutan and the United Nations. The Center facilitated the Civil Society Working Group at the launch of the GNH in New York.


  • United World Colleges - an international conflict resolution curriculum for international students developed by Dr. Merle Lefkoff and her colleagues for the United World Colleges.  The program was institutionalized on the United States campus as the Bartos Institute for the Constructive Engagement of Conflict.


  • The New Bulgarian Constitution - mediated the human rights provisions in partnership with the Fulbright Program in Human Rights.


  • Romania - formed a partnership with the United States Institute for Peace and the Society for Inter-Ethnic Dialogue in Transylvania to mediate ethnic conflict.


  • Bosnia - mediated among warring factions during the war in Bosnia to restart humanitarian assistance in partnership with Caritas Internationalis at the Vatican and Catholic Relief Services.


  • Former Yugoslavia - formed a multi-year partnership called “Ziva Voda” to train Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Kosovar women leaders in ethnic conflict resolution during and after the Balkan wars.

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