Laurence Berg
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Zachary Metz and Laurence Berg are now friends
Oct 2, 2009
Laurence Berg commented on Wendy Wei Chang's blog post "Promoting Peace through Dialogue" Jerusalem August 2009
"This looks like a very promising and worthwhile effort. Some may also be interested in another upcoming conference in New York City on the subject of Dialogue: The Network for Peace through Dialogue, in cooperation with Marymount Manhattan…"
Jun 1, 2009
Erlinda Saw commented on Laurence Berg's event DIALOGUE IN/AS ACTION: A Conference for Community Groups, Researchers, Teachers, Students and Others
"It is too far, but will you include internet dialogue?"
May 6, 2009
Laurence Berg posted a discussion

DIALOGUE IN/AS ACTION: A Conference for Community Groups, Researchers, Teachers, Students and Others

About Dialogue In/As Action Conference:Opening Night Ceremony will feature Geraldine FerraroREGISTER NOW AT WWW.NETWORKFORPEACE.COMLocation: Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71st Street, NY, NY 10021Date: June 12 and 13, 2009The 2009 Network for Peace through Dialogue conference, "DialogueIn/As Action," will focus on the rich intersections of the methods,processes, and actions of dialogue that lead to change. The 2009conference will explore the…See More
Mar 31, 2009
Laurence Berg posted an event

DIALOGUE IN/AS ACTION: A Conference for Community Groups, Researchers, Teachers, Students and Others at Marymount Manhattan College

June 12, 2009 at 6pm to June 13, 2009 at 5pm
The 2009 Network for Peace through Dialogue conference, "Dialogue In/As Action," will focus on the rich intersections of the methods, processes, and actions of dialogue that lead to change. The 2009conference will explore the ground rules for practicing good dialogue, as well as the parameters for putting constructive dialogue into action.The Dialogue In/As Action conference will include presentations by: The Dialogue Project, The East Side Institute, Consensus, Standing Together, Voices…See More
Mar 31, 2009
Laurence Berg and Karen Ross are now friends
Mar 31, 2009

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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)
Laurence Berg is a conflict resolution specialist who works with communities in crisis to help people use their own resources to overcome obstacles to responding constructively to conflicts in their lives.
Laurence works with community groups and organizations around the world to develop conflict resolution skills and to come together to engage in challenging, but important conversations.
Laurence’s past work includes serving as a Program Director and Dialogue Coordinator for the Conflict Resolution Program at the New York Metropolitan Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee, and as Head of Field Office and Human Rights Officer in Bosnia & Herzegovina for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Laurence also did short-term conflict analysis with the United Nations Development Programme in Kyrgyzstan.
Laurence has done consulting work for a number of groups from the New York region and many other countries in various aspects of the conflict resolution field including trainings in skills, theory, and diversity awareness as well as conflict resolution system design.
Laurence graduated from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs with a Masters of International Affairs, and from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.A. in American and International Studies and Philosophy.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Bosnia & Herzegovina/ Balkans
Kyrgyzstan/ Central Asia
United States
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Consulting - conflict resolution and transformation
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Training, Evaluation, Program Design, Intervention

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At 8:04pm on August 9, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa M said…
Dear Berg
Thanks for the good works you are doing, we need collaboration our website has some details about our works.

At 8:01am on February 13, 2008, Alan Gross said…
Hi Laurence: Thanks for the invite. I have not been very active on this site, but it seems to have potential.

Best, Alan
At 7:10am on February 13, 2008, Dorie Wilsnack said…
Hi Lawrence! Yes, I hang out here occasionally. And yes I am keeping warm in Vermont as long as I stay indoors. It was 0 degrees this morning as I waited for the bus to work.

take care,

At 12:58am on February 13, 2008, PhilipThomas said…
What a great surprise to find you Laurence!!! So when did you leave AFSC and what are you planning on doing? Moving somewhere? What kinds of opportunities are you interested in? Its great to be in touch with you!!

you can reach me at or skype "D3consultants" or cel (574) 320-7618.

Big hug to you!! Delete Comment
At 11:04pm on February 12, 2008, Sandy Heierbacher said…
Thanks for adding me as a friend, Laurence! I just joined and it's so sad to only have a couple of friends.

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