Deborah Schick Laufer
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  • Silver Spring, MD
  • United States
  • Director, Federal ADR Network
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Deborah Schick Laufer was Manager of Mediation Services at the World Bank Group (February 2005 - March 2008). Her areas of expertise include how organizations apply dispute resolution and negotiated rulemaking techniques to workplace, contract, enforcement, international, and environmental disputes. While working at the World Bank, Ms. Laufer concentrated on workplace issues including mediating in a multi-cultural and cross cultural environment, integrated dispute resolution systems, measuring performance, assuring quality, and working toward an international civil service that is conflict literate.

Ms. Laufer consulted with organizations on creating and integrating ADR into existing programs and developing corps of neutrals. Her clients have included the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Department of the Treasury), the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Office of Special Counsel, the Baltimore Federal Executive Board, George Washington University Law School, the Israel-Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center, and the Shatil Peace Center in Beer Sheva University, Israel.

Ms. Laufer is an experienced trainer and has lectured on ADR techniques, international dispute resolution, culture and diversity, creative problem solving, and rosters of neutrals. She has written several articles on ADR in the international workplace and federal dispute resolution systems, was editor of the Government Section of Mediate.com, and is co-editor of the Federal ADR Deskbook published by the American Bar Association (2001). She also established and directs the Federal ADR Network, a listserv for practitioners and academics on developments in the dispute resolution field. The Network has over 1,500 members worldwide. Previously, Ms. Laufer was Assistant General Counsel and ADR Coordinator for Federal Programs at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Prior to joining FMCS, Ms. Laufer worked at the Administrative Conference of the United States where she specialized in administrative law and federal ADR law. Ms. Laufer is an attorney with a JD from Georgetown University Law Center (1989). She graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University with a major in political science and minors in economics and psychology (1982).
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Middle East / Israel
Latin America / Brazil. Nicaragua
Africa / Kenya
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United States
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director, Federal ADR Network
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Hebrew
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Environment, Organizational Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Program Administration, Program Design, Research, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
NGOs in peacebuilding and development
International communication kills
Multicultural mediation skills
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Federal ADR Deskbook, co-editor (2001, ABA)

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At 3:40am on May 10, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Deborah,

Very happy to visit your profile here, we can be good friend & partner.

Keep it up Its very sacred cause we are doing.

Peace.

At 9:46am on August 21, 2009, Mohamed Ali Baba said…
Hi
I wish we be friends please add me because I am reached the limited number of friends..
I am civic activist in Iraq..I run NGO focuses on conflict resolution & peace in addition to development.please see photos of our activities at:
www.flickr.com/photos/dwbi-iraq
best
At 6:04pm on March 30, 2009, Jeff Thompson said…
Deborah,

what happened to the Mediators Beyond Borders Group here? I can not find it anymore.
At 3:02am on March 30, 2009, CameliaPatino said…
Hi Deborah,

I hope that you are doing well. It was great to meet you at the MBB congress and it is nice to see you face on this site! I would love the opportunity to connect with you in the future about the Middle East Initiative, and see if there is any way that I can be of service to you or the team. I look forward to connecting with you!

Take care,

Camelia
At 8:04pm on January 30, 2009, LALIT said…
Dear Deborah,
I like your work and like to know more about your work.
thanks for joining as friend.
take care
lalit
At 2:18pm on January 19, 2009, MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE said…
Dear Deborah,
good year I'm trying to professionalise me in the field of peace and conflict have not you someone who can help in this area. especially the conflict in the middle of young people under 21 years.
At 12:58am on November 11, 2008, samuel orovwuje said…
Great profile
At 7:24pm on October 17, 2008, MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE said…
Greetings from Kahindo Ndenge Ellen in the DRC North east province I have read your history and found that you are a hard working ladie ;how can you have to be hard workers as here we face a problems of funds in our area because of conflits ,i personally love peace reason of me to this peace network,
At 1:13pm on October 8, 2008, MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE said…
Dear
Deborah ,
thank you for your message I sent the draft to address you sent me. except that the first address does not. I need your mail to send you a copy but it is in French
thank you
Peace
At 12:17pm on October 2, 2008, MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE said…
my dear Deborah Schick laufer I have a draft of an association of women from north-eastern DRC is representing them in our training center it will return by then the project is on breeding bees do not you people who think working within this framework for the production of honey they can help the poor.
 
 
 

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